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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
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
2.8-3.2 mm (1)
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)
AZ to w. TX - Map (2)
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)