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Species Prometopia sexmaculata

Prometopia sexmaculata Sap-feeding beetle - Prometopia sexmaculata Pinchy Mouthparts - Prometopia sexmaculata Sap-feeding Beetle - Prometopia sexmaculata Nitidulidae - Prometopia sexmaculata Nitidulidae - Prometopia sexmaculata Odd Beetle - Prometopia sexmaculata Prometopia sexmaculata? - Prometopia sexmaculata
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 Prometopinae
Genus Prometopia
Species sexmaculata (Prometopia sexmaculata)
Explanation of Names
Prometopia sexmaculata (Say 1825)
4.5-6.5 mm(1)
e. NA (QC-ON to FL-TX)(2)(3)
Hibernates under bark and beneath logs during the winter. When the weather warms they feed on sap.
See Also
P. bidentata is more slender, unicolored, with middle and hind femora obtusely bidentate(4)