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Species Oxacis taeniata

Oxacis taeniata
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Oedemerinae
Tribe Asclerini
Genus Oxacis
Species taeniata (Oxacis taeniata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oxacis taeniata (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Asclera taeniata LeConte 1854
Size
~9 mm(1)
Range
VA-FL (along the coast) / Bahamas(1)(2)
Habitat
likely breeds in saline situations (larvae unknown)(3); adults found during the day on sea oats (Uniola paniculata) and Yucca flowers(1)
Season
adults Mar-Jul(3)
Food
known host: oleander(3)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Arnett R.H., Jr. (2000-2005) False blister beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae)