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Metriini LeConte 1853

Wendy Moore
Containing group: Paussinae


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Scientific Name Metrius contractus
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
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Wendy Moore

Department of Entomology
The University of Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona 85721-0036, USA

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Moore, Wendy. 2005. Metriini LeConte 1853. Version 01 January 2005 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Metriini/154/2005.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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