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Species Isohydnocera curtipennis

Isohydnocera curtipennis (Newman) - Isohydnocera curtipennis Beetle, tiny - Isohydnocera curtipennis Checkered Beetle - Isohydnocera curtipennis Beetle - Isohydnocera curtipennis bug - Isohydnocera curtipennis Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Isohydnocera curtipennis Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Isohydnocera curtipennis Cleridae, ventral - Isohydnocera curtipennis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Hydnocerinae
Genus Isohydnocera
Species curtipennis (Isohydnocera curtipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isohydnocera curtipennis (Newman)
Orig. Comb: Hydnocera curtipennis Newman 1840
Explanation of Names
curtipennis (L). 'short wing' (1), a primary character to differentiate this sp. from I. tabida (J. Leavengood, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2014)
Numbers
10 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Identification
curtipennis has all dark forms, pale forms and everything in between. (J. Leavengood, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2014)

Dets. J. Leavengood, 2014
Range
e NA (TX-FL-NB-MB) (3),(BG data)
Habitat
Some live in galls of goldenrod moths (Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis) (4)
Season
mostly: Apr-Jul (BG data)
See Also
To distinguish tabida the best character is not color pattern, but elytral length. Not only are tabida's elytra longer, but they end in more rounded apices. (J. Leavengood, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2014)

Det. J. Leavengood, 2009
Print References
Sabrosky, C.W. 1934. Notes on the larvae and larval habits of Isohydnocera curtipennis (Newman) (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 7: 65-68.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.The checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.
4.Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera
Stephen A. Marshall. 2018. Firefly Books.