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Species Melanophila notata

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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 Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Buprestinae
Tribe Melanophilini
Genus Melanophila
Species notata (Melanophila notata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanophila notata (Laporte & Gory 1837)
dorsum black, elytra usually with 3 or 4 yellow/orange spots each or all-black, apices narrowly rounded, and surface more coarsely granulate than in M. acuminata or atropurpurea
e US to AZ (NJ-FL-LA, IN, OK, AZ) to C. Amer. & W. Indies(1)(2)
See Also
M. atropurpurea elytral apices produced into a distinct acuminate tooth (Ted MacRae's comments)
M. consputa has 5-6 spots on each elytron