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Species Acropteroxys gracilis - Slender Lizard Beetle

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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 Languriini (Lizard Beetles)
Genus Acropteroxys
Species gracilis (Slender Lizard Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Languria divisa Horn 1885
Explanation of Names
Acropteroxys gracilis (Newman 1838)
gracilis = 'slender'
Size
6-12 mm(1)
Identification
narrower and shorter than A. lecontei, with elytra more pointed and the intervals more sparsely punctate; thoracic mark, when present, is never in the center of the thorax(1)
Range
NA east of the Rockies north to QC-ON
Habitat
woodland edges, roadsides
Season
Jan-Oct(1)
Life Cycle
Works Cited
1.A review of the North American Languriidae
Vaurie P. 1948. Bull. AMNH 92(3): 119-156.