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Genus Neorthopleura

Checkered Beetle? - Neorthopleura thoracica Coleoptera - Neorthopleura thoracica Neorthopleura thoracica Neorthopleura thoracica (Say) - Neorthopleura thoracica Unknown Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica Black and Red Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica - male Neorthopleura thoracica? - Neorthopleura thoracica
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 Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Neorthopleurinae
Genus Neorthopleura
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthopleura auct.
Explanation of Names
Neorthopleura Barr 1976
3 spp. in our area, 27 total(1)
N. binotata (Gorham) AZ to Guatemala
N. texana (Bland) FL-AZ & Mexico
N. thoracica (Say) e. NA
our spp. 3-15 mm(2)
Dark red pronotum, dark brown elytra(2)
antennomeres entirely dark in N. thoracica, funicular segments paler in N. texana. --John Leavengood
New World, mostly neotropical; in our area,
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World genus Neorthopleura Barr (Coleoptera: Cleridae)
Opitz W. 2013. Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. (N.S.), 49: 1-35.
2.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.