Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Species fuscata (Mordellistena fuscata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mordellistena fuscata (Melsheimer, 1845)
tibia, 4 ridges, tarsi #1, 3 ridges, tarsi #2, 2 ridges. Dark brown, densely dull golden pubescent. (1)
Liljeblad's monograph casts some doubt on this species, at least regarding the valid type speciman. "seems probable that it resembles very closely a female of M. ambusta LeConte, which also has a rather strong rudimentary fourth ridge on the posterior tibiae."
Contributed by Tim R. Moyer on 5 January, 2009 - 4:05pm Additional contributions by cotinis Last updated 5 January, 2009 - 5:16pm
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