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Species Rhagonycha lineola

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Cantharinae
Tribe Cantharini
Genus Rhagonycha
Species lineola (Rhagonycha lineola)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhagonycha lineola (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Cantharis lineola Fabricius 1792
Numbers
46 spp. in this genus n. of Mex. (1)
Size
4-6.5 mm (2); 5.5-7.0 mm (3); perhaps to 8 mm (living specimen)
Identification
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Rhagonycha lineola (Fabricius)
Det. Georges Pelletier, 2013
Range
Eastern North America: Ontario, New Hampshire, west to Illinois, south to Florida, Texas (3); common southward
Season
March-June (BugGuide data); May-July in northern part of range (3)
Remarks
82 specimens collected Mar-Apr., mostly on oaks, during two yrs of central TX arboreal surveys (4)
Internet References
Cantharidae of Eastern Canada--species page (3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.The Cantharidae of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States
Pelletier G., Hébert C. 2014. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 25.
4.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.