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Species Osphya varians

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Melandryidae (False Darkling Beetles)
Genus Osphya
Species varians (Osphya varians)
Explanation of Names
Osphya varians (LeConte 1866)
Numbers
5.0-8.0 mm(1)
Identification
pronotal and leg color variable; males have distinctive metatibial lobes (see hind legs, just above the tarsi)
Range
e. NA (QC-FL to ON-TX)(1)(2), mostly Great Plains - Map (GBIF)
Life Cycle
collected by beating trees in c. TX (all in April; mostly from oaks)(3)
See Also
Ditemnus perforatus (LeConte)

Det. E. G. Riley, 2010
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
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.
3.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.