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Species Enoclerus nigrifrons

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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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Clerinae
Genus Enoclerus
Species nigrifrons (Enoclerus nigrifrons)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enoclerus nigrifrons (Say)
Orig. Comb: Clerus nigrifrons Say 1823
Size
6 to 7 mm (1)
Identification
In FL, has a red head, pronotum, legs, antennae and mouthparts. The basal third of the elytra is red, followed by an arched, white mid-elytral fascia which is not anteriorly margined with black. (1)
- spmn from OK
Det. K. H. Stephan, 2002
Range
e US (OK-FL-NH-IN) / Ont. (1),(BG data) - only known from FL by a single specimen from Walton Co. (1)
Habitat
Recorded from southern cypress and pine infested with Scolytinae and other wood-borers (Knull, 1951)
Season
OH: May to July (Knull, 1951)
Life Cycle
King and Fox (1970) observed it attacking Ips sp. and trapped adults in "Ips-baited traps".
Remarks
Leavengood's (2008) key to similar spp. in FL (1)
3. Abdomen red..................................................4
3’. Abdomen black...............................................5
4 (3). Elytra with a pale, often distinctly arched fascia at about the middle, followed by a much broader black fascia occupying one-fourth of the elytral length ....................Enoclerus nigripes (Fig. 2-9)
4’. Elytra with a pale fascia just behind the middle, the fascia broader marginally, narrowing towards the middle as the elytra meet, followed by a narrower black fascia ..........Enoclerus angustus (Fig. 2-1)
5 (3). Elytra with a mid-elytral pale fascia, anteriorly bordered by a black, somewhat incomplete fascia............Enoclerus rosmarus (Fig. 2-11)
5’. Elytra with a mid-elytral pale fascia, anteriorly bordered by no fascia....................................................Enoclerus nigrifrons (Fig. 2-7)
Print References
King, W.E., and R.C. Fox. 1970. On the taxonomy of Clerid species in South Carolina (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 72(1): 133.
Knull, J.N. 1951. The checkered beetles of Ohio (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Ohio Biological Survey Bulletin 8(42): 268-350.
Internet References
Photo - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.