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Species Tritoma sanguinipennis - Red-Winged Tritoma

Erotylidae? - Tritoma sanguinipennis Erotylidae? - Tritoma sanguinipennis Unmarked coccinellid (right?) - Tritoma sanguinipennis T. sanguinipennis on Polyporus mori - Tritoma sanguinipennis Pleasing Fungus Beetle Tritoma - Tritoma sanguinipennis Beetle - Tritoma sanguinipennis Tritoma sanguinipennis Beetle for ID - Tritoma sanguinipennis
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Tritomini
Genus Tritoma
Species sanguinipennis (Red-Winged Tritoma)
Explanation of Names
Tritoma sanguinipennis (Say 1825)
sanguinipennis 'bloody-winged'
Size
3.2-5 mm(1)
Identification
the only sp. with all-pale elytra AND scutellum(2)
The only other that might be confused (T. mimetica) has black eltyral apices (Paul Skelley, 30.iv.2011)
Range
e. NA (NB-FL to ON-MN-TX)(3)(2)
Food
Polyporus alveolaris, the 'hexagonal-pored polypore'
Works Cited
1.The Pleasing Fungus Beetles (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) of Nebraska
Goodrich M.A., Springer C.A. 1999. Trans. Nebr. Acad. Sci. 25: 53-71.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.