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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 530757, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/530757
Research Article

Report on a Large Collection of Merope tuber Newman, 1838 (Mecoptera: Meropeidae), from Arkansas, with Notes on Collection Technique, Sex Ratio, and Male Clasper Size

Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, 319 Agriculture Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

Received 1 July 2014; Accepted 21 August 2014; Published 31 August 2014

Academic Editor: Russell Jurenka

Copyright © 2014 Michael J. Skvarla et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A large collection of earwigflies, Merope tuber, is reported from Arkansas, and flight period and sex ratio are discussed. In contrast to previous studies, earwigflies were caught more frequently in pan traps than in Malaise traps and male clasper size was found not to be bimodal.