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Species Amphicrossus ciliatus

Little bronze beetle - Amphicrossus ciliatus Amphicrossus ciliatus Amphicrossus ciliatus Nitidulidae, dorsal - Amphicrossus ciliatus Nitidulidae, elytral edge setae - Amphicrossus ciliatus Amphicrossus ciliatus? - Amphicrossus ciliatus Nitidulidae ? - Amphicrossus ciliatus Nitidulidae ? - Amphicrossus ciliatus
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 Amphicrossinae
Genus Amphicrossus
Species ciliatus (Amphicrossus ciliatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amphicrossus ciliatus (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Nitidula ciliatus Olivier 1811
3.5-4.5 mm(1)
e. NA (QC-FL to ON-IA-TX) to Panama, W. Indies(2)(3)
usually found on sap during the spring and on flowers of Eupatorium and related plants in the fall(4)
mostly May-July and later (BG data)
common at lights
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae)
Price M.B., Young D.K. 2006. Insecta Mundi 20: 69-84.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida
4.A revision of Neartic Nitidulidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1943. Bull. comp. Zool. 92: 121-278.