Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1005700
1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis

1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis
Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA
October 4, 2014
Size: 8.3 mm
Melanocanthon?
Found in the same area with. (Around 1/2-3/4 miles distance.)

Images of this individual: tag all
1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis

Melanocanthon nigricornis (Say), female
Moved from Melanocanthon. ID'd from specimen, now a photo-voucher. Thanks Iustin.

I think M. granulifer also gets into Texas, but it has larger, denser granules on the pronotum.

Moved
Sorry for the incorrect initial move; I was trying to evaluate the number of spurs on the hind tibiae and I mis-counted initially (looking only at the dorsal and leg images)--the ventral shot clearly shows two spurs with places this specimen in Melanocanthon.

Moved from subgenus Boreocanthon.

 
Thanks
and don't worry about two moves.
Yes they are two spurs on tibiae. The dorsal and side photos are tricky, hide one and in most pictures seems to be only one. Ventral photo show the best the spurs.
I added a dorsal view,where the spurs can be observed.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.