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Species Asclera ruficollis - Red-necked False Blister Beetle

Pollen-feeding early spring beetle - Asclera ruficollis Batyle ignicollis? - Asclera ruficollis I'm thinking Podabrus.  But what are they Is this ID correct? - Asclera ruficollis False Blister beetle  - Asclera ruficollis Beetle - Asclera ruficollis Another False Blister? - Asclera ruficollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Oedemerinae
Tribe Asclerini
Genus Asclera
Species ruficollis (Red-necked False Blister Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asclera ruficollis (Say)
Orig. Comb: Oedemera ruficollis Say, 1823
Explanation of Names
ruficollis = 'red-necked'
7-9 mm

all black except dull red pronotum; each elytron with 3 ridges
TX-GA-NB-NE (1)(BG data; EGR pers. comm., 2012)
woodlands and wood edges; adults frequent wide variety of flowers (1)(2)
mostly Apr-May (BG data)