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Species Megalodacne heros

Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Megalodacne heros Megalodacne heros Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Megalodacne heros Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Megalodacne heros Megalodacne heros - male - female Megalodacne heros Orange and Black Beetle - Megalodacne heros Megalodacne heros eggs - Megalodacne heros
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Encaustini
Genus Megalodacne
Species heros (Megalodacne heros)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megalodacne heros (Say)
Numbers
One of two Nearctic species.
Size
18-21 mm
See Also
Megalodacne heros, which is larger, and which lacks the rows of fine punctures on the eltrya that are characteristic of M. fasciata.
Side by side comparison (M. fasciata on left, M. heros on right):
Print References
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Works Cited
1.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
2.How to Know the Beetles
Ross H. Arnett, N. M. Downie, H. E. Jaques. 1980. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.