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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Asydates

Dasytinid beetle on Twiggy Wreathplant - Asydates grandiceps Dasytinid beetle on Twiggy Wreathplant - Asydates grandiceps Beetle - Asydates grandiceps Beetle - Asydates grandiceps Trichochrous sp. (Dasytidae) - Asydates grandiceps Flower beetle - Asydates irwini Flower beetle - Asydates irwini Flower beetle - Asydates irwini
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 Asydates
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Pseudasydates Blaisdell 1938, Scelopristis Mayor 2004
Explanation of Names
Asydates Casey 1895
Range
primarily California and the Great Basin Region(1)
Season
adults show a pronounced seasonality skew towards mid-summer to fall(1)