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Species Trichochrous varius

6026132 - Trichochrous varius Melyridae on Peppertree flowers - Trichochrous varius Melyrid - Trichochrous varius Small Gray Beetle on Mesquite flowers - Trichochrous varius Melyridae - Trichochrous varius Trichochrous on Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa) - Trichochrous varius Trichochrous varius Casey - Trichochrous varius
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Dasytinae
Tribe Listrini
Genus Trichochrous
Species varius (Trichochrous varius)
Explanation of Names
Trichochrous varius Casey, 1895
Size
2.8-3.2 mm (1)
Identification
A very distinct form, represented before me by numerous specimens displaying considerable variation, the central dark area of the pronotum being wholly obliterated in some cases. (1)
Range
AZ to w. TX - Map (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Benson, Cochise Co., AZ
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1895. Coleopterological Notices. VI. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 8: 435–838. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.Coleopterological Notices. VI.
Casey, T.L. 1895. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 8: 435–838.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)