Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Cistela sericea Say 1824
An elongated oval yellowish beetle found on flowers. Blatchley's description (3)
Elongate-oval. Pale brownish-yellow throughout, feebly shining; clothed with tine, dense and short pubescence. Antennae two-thirds as long as body, the third and fourth joints equal. Thorax one-half wider than long, sides straight and parallel to middle, thence rounded to apex, which is truncate and one-half the width of base; surface, as well as that of elytra, densely and finely punctured. Elytra with two or three feebly impressed striae near the suture, these more strongly marked near apex.
Note that fourth segment of maxillary palpi
is long and slender--separates from some related species (3) (4)
Mostly May-July, Apr-Aug (BG data)
Found on flowers, presumably takes pollen and/or nectar.
Dillon and Dillon, p. 461, plate 45 (4)