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mollinus species-group

Variation or different species? - Heterocerus mollinus Heterocerus brunneus - Heterocerus parrotus - male heterocerid - Heterocerus brunneus mud beetle #3 - Heterocerus mollinus Heteroceridae > Heterocerus ? - Heterocerus mollinus Variegated Mud-loving Beetle - Heterocerus mollinus Heterocerid - Heterocerus parrotus - male Heterocerid - Heterocerus mollinus - male
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 Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Heteroceridae (Variegated Mud-loving Beetles)
Genus Heterocerus
No Taxon mollinus species-group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sometimes lumped with the gnatho group
Numbers
6 spp. in our area:
H. insolens Miller 1994 - southcentral US
H. brunneus Melsheimer 1844
H. gemmatus Horn 1890
H. mollinus Kiesenwetter 1851
H. parrotus (Pacheco) 1964
H. sinuosus (Pacheco) 1964
Identification
medium-sized, more or less reddish colored with highly variable elytra markings (1)
Print References
Miller W.V. (1988) Two new species of Heterocerus from North America, with notes on related species (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 42(4): 313-320. (1)
Works Cited
1.Two new species of Heterocerus from North America, with notes on related species (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae).
Miller, W.V. 1988. The Coleopterists Bulletin 42(4): 313-320.