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Species Fact Sheet
Nitops ophthalmicus (Murray, 1864)

Figure 1. Male dorsal and ventral habitus

Diagnosis: Nitops ophthalmicus specimens are distinguished from other eastern North American species, except Nitops craigheadi, by having a ratio of eye width at the widest point in dorsal view to interocular distance at narrowest point of 1:3 or less (Fig. 3).

Distribution: Nitops ophthalmicus has been found in Florida and in Trinidad.

Biology: No biological information for N. ophthalmicus has been published.

References:
Dobson RM (1972) – distribution

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HOW TO CITE THIS WORK:

DiLorenzo, C.L., G.S. Powell, A.R. Cline, and J.V. McHugh (2021) Carpophiline-ID, a taxonomic web resource for the identification of Carpophilinae (Nitidulidae) of eastern North America. (vers. 01.19.2021) University of Georgia, retrieved fromĀ https://site.caes.uga.edu/carpophiline-id/