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Old 10-28-2010, 03:44 PM   #11
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Is it my imagination, or do they all look almost alike? I can see the difference in antennae between the photos, but it amazing how subtle the differences are given they are in different genera. I think my best bet would be to catch a few. I probably do have more than one kind.

I saw a photo in a book today that makes me think some of the stem lesions on my sweet box (posted on pests and pathogens) might be from a ceratina spp. I am going to dissect a stem/small branch that has the lesions and see if there are larva inside. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:33 AM   #12
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Is it my imagination, or do they all look almost alike? I can see the difference in antennae between the photos, but it amazing how subtle the differences are given they are in different genera.
It is a very common occurrence for basically unrelated species to superficially resemble one another. Just one factor to bear in mind when attempting to make identifications from images alone; I have been badly fooled myself on more than one occasion...
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:35 AM   #13
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I appreciate all your help! It makes me realize that I need to get shots of the critters from multiple angles, and that for some, even then, it may not be possible to separate them without catching them and spreading out their wings, legs, or whatever.
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