Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

Melanotus communis-complex

Melanotus communis-complex
Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
May 11, 2013
Det. Blaine Mathison, 2013

Images of this individual: tag all
Melanotus communis-complex Melanotus communis-complex

Melanotus communis may not occur in southern plains. Cannot reliably determine Melanotus spp. without genitalia.

we are not calling this communis, proper
It is currently placed in a 'communis-complex' (see the info. page for details).

Interesting observation about communis in the South. During my current SE study, I have found true communis to be rare; I've seen very few records of true communis. Most specimens in this complex are variations of similis. Quite a few decumanus (esp. in the mountains and Piedmont) and spadix too. Even seen more indistinctus, miscellus, and verberans than true communis :)

Moved from Melanotus.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.