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Pertinax

Observed: 31st March 2012 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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pertinax 31
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A typically hairy spring specimen

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jeremyr's picture

how would you tell the

how would you tell the difference between this and tenax? Hairier, less reddish..?

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pertinax

Purely the fact that you can just see the front and mid tarsi are pale. That combination is only found in pertinax...they are both dark in tenax. The colour and the hairiness are both too variable to be of any use.

Ian
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