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Genus Stelidota

 Sap-feeding Beetle - Stelidota octomaculata Stelidota coenosa Erichson - Stelidota coenosa Nitidulid - Stelidota coenosa Stelidota sp? - Stelidota Strawberry Sap Beetle - Stelidota geminata 1-2mm Beetle - Stelidota Nitidulid - Stelidota Unidentified Beetle in NE Ohio - Stelidota coenosa
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
No Taxon (Phenolia complex)
Genus Stelidota
Explanation of Names
Stelidota Erichson 1843
stelis Greek 'pillar'(1)
4 spp. in our area(2)
keys to spp.: adults(3) • larvae(4)
e. US to AZ(2); 3 spp. widespread, S. adsuffusa restricted to so. FL & Bahamas(3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.The genus Stelidota Erichson in North America: a new species from Florida, new synonymy and lectotype designations...
Ford E.J. 1996. Col. Bull. 50: 149-153.
4.Descriptions and key for identification of larvae of Stelidota Erichson (Col.: Nitidulidae) found in America north of Mexico
Peng C.R., Williams R.N., Galford J.R. 1990. J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 63: 626-633.