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Species Mordellochroa scapularis

Tumbling Flower Beetle - Mordellochroa scapularis Mordellochroa scapularis (Say) - Mordellochroa scapularis Tumbling flower beetle - Mordellochroa scapularis Mordellidae, ventral - Mordellochroa scapularis Mordellidae, pronotum - Mordellochroa scapularis beetle - Mordellochroa scapularis black on white - Mordellochroa scapularis Mordellochroa scapularis
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 Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Tribe Mordellistenini
Genus Mordellochroa
Species scapularis (Mordellochroa scapularis)
Other Common Names
Gold-shouldered Mordellid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Mordella scapularis Say 1824
Syn: Mordellistena scapularis (Say)
1 Nearctic sp. (1)
Length: to apices of elytra, 3-4.5 mm; to tip of anal style, 4-5.75 mm. (2)
TX-MD-NS-MB (3), (2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Monograph of the Family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico
Emil Liljeblad. 1945. University of Michigan Press.
3.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.