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Species Statira gagatina

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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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Lagriinae (Long-jointed Beetles)
Tribe Lagriini
Genus Statira
Species gagatina (Statira gagatina)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Statyra resplendens Melsheimer 1846
Statira gagatina resplendens Melsheimer of Parsons (1965)
Explanation of Names
Statira gagatina Melsheimer 1845
gagatina = 'jet black'
6.5-9.5 mm(1)
e. NA (QC-GA to WI-OK)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Mar-Sep in SC(1)
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)
4.The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Dunford et al. 2005. University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville.
5.A key to nearctic Statira and Arthromacra (Lagriidae)
Parsons C.T. 1975. The Coleopterists Bulletin 29: 211-226.