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Species Nemognatha punctulata

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Classification
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 Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Nemognatha
No Taxon (subgenus Pauronemognatha)
Species punctulata (Nemognatha punctulata)
Explanation of Names
Nemognatha punctulata LeConte 1853
Size
7.5-15 mm(1)
Identification
John Pinto, pers.comm.: "Problem with the inflated head feature is that the difference is not qualitataive -- the temples are rather inflated in piazata, and many other Nemognatha, also, only somewhat less so -- so one needs to look at the head from the front –- usually in punctulata the frontal area is flat or impressed which also helps. Elytral surface structure also helps –- but not always visible in photos."
Range
se.US (VA-FL to IL-MS)(1)
Season
Apr-Sep(1)
Works Cited
1. A revision of the genera Nemognatha, Zonitis, and Pseudozonitis (Coleoptera, Meloidae) in America north of Mexico, with....
Enns, W.R. 1956. University of Kansas Scientific Bulletin 37(17): 685-909.