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

Species Nitops pallipennis

Carpophilus pallipennis - Nitops pallipennis Carpophilus pallipennis (Say) - Nitops pallipennis Flower Beetle - Nitops pallipennis Small Beetle - Nitops pallipennis Carpophilus - Nitops pallipennis Carpophilus pallipennis ? - Nitops pallipennis - male - female Nitidulid on Fishhook barrel cactus flowers (yellow) - Nitops pallipennis Nitops pallipennis? - Nitops pallipennis
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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Carpophilinae
Genus Nitops
No Taxon (subgenus Urocarpolus)
Species pallipennis (Nitops pallipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carpophilus pallipennis (Say 1823)
Explanation of Names
Nitops pallipennis (Say 1823)
pallipennis = 'pale-winged'
Size
2.5-4 mm(1)
Range
BC-CA-Baja to SK-SD-TX-FL(2)(1)
Habitat
Can be common in cactus flowers
Season
Mar-Jul(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of Neartic Nitidulidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1943. Bull. comp. Zool. 92: 121-278.
2.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.