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Genus Meligethes

Meligethes atratus
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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Genus Meligethes
Explanation of Names
Meligethes Stephens 1830
Greek 'nectar-savvy'
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area(1), >30 spp. total(2)
Size
2.2–4.5 mm(2)
Range
Palaearctic & Oriental, most diverse in C. Asia(2); in our area, NF(1)
Food
larval hosts: flowers of Rosaceae, esp. Rosa, Rubus & allied genera(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.