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Two Xenocerus sp. now identified


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Last November 07, I posted about two unidentified Xenocerus sp. in my collection. Fortunately, through the wonders of the internet, Barry Valentine, an authority in Anthribidae got in touch with me and he identified these as Xenocerus dacrytus JORDAN 1924, left, and Xenocerus barbicornis virgatus JORDAN 1913, right.

He, however expressed his doubts to the status of the latter stating that the nominal species was described from New Guinea and it is possible that X. barbicornis virgatus may prove to be a valid species. Thanx Barry for this one.