Atactosturmia/Leschenaultia/Lespesia sp. ??? (Bolivia)

This specimen is proving to be a real problem – it keys to Atactosturmia because it has 3 rows of small hairs outside the vibrissa and a bristle-comb on the hind tibia (amongst other things). But Monty things that it looks more like Leschenaultia or a black Lespesia, which only have 1 row of hairs outside the vibrissa. However, it has 3 katepisternals (on both sides) which would rule out Lespesia and Blepharipa and point back to Leschenaultia.

This one is currently – work in progress!

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