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Species Macrosiagon dimidiata

Wedge-shaped Beetle 2 - Macrosiagon dimidiata - female Orange plumed Wedge-shaped Beetle - Macrosiagon dimidiata - female Wedge-shaped Beetle - Macrosiagon dimidiata - female Macrosiagon - Macrosiagon dimidiata Macrosiagon dimidiata Macrosiagon dimidiata - female Macrosiagon dimidiata - female
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 Ripiphoridae (Wedge-shaped Beetles)
Subfamily Ripiphorinae
Genus Macrosiagon
Species dimidiata (Macrosiagon dimidiata)
Explanation of Names
Macrosiagon dimidiata (Fabricius 1781)
dimidiata = 'divided in half'
Size
5.0-11.0 mm(1)
Identification
(see Zack Falin's comment there)
convex frons and lack of pronotal tubercle shown above are important differences from M. flavipennis
Range
e. US (NH-FL to MO-TX-CA)(1)(2)(3)
Season
Jun-Sep in NC(4)
Food
Adults on flowers of Pycnanthemum and Eupatorium(1)
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
3.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.