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Within Cheirotonus parryi’s range there are two other species of Cheirotonus which look very similar and can often be difficult to identify:At first glance, all three species look identical apart from the marbling on the elytra being slightly different. But on closer inspection, the forelegs of the males are all very different:C gestroi and C. macleayi do not occur together at all.The females can be identified by looking at the pygidium - the tip of the abdomen - as the hair structures differ:


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