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Genus Osphya

Beetle ID - Osphya varians Osphya varians (LeConte) - Osphya varians - male Osphya varians (LeConte) - Osphya varians Black soldier beetle with two marks on the pronotum - Osphya varians Unknown soldier beetle - Osphya varians Unknown Beetle - Osphya varians Possible Osphya - Osphya Osphya lutea
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Melandryidae (False Darkling Beetles)
Genus Osphya
Explanation of Names
Osphya Illiger 1807
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), ~25 worldwide(2)
Range
in NA, O. varians widespread in e. half of the continent, other spp. restricted to CA(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the subfamily Osphyinae Mulsant 1856 (1839) that contains a total of 35 spp. in 4 genera(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.BioLib.cz