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Genus Belotus

Soldier Beetle - Belotus Belotus bicolor Brancucci - Belotus bicolor Green Lynx spider & genus Belotus beetle - Belotus UID INSECT - Belotus abdominalis Belotus bicolor Brancucci - Belotus bicolor - male - female bug - Belotus bicolor black&yellow - Belotus Belotus abdominalis
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Chauliognathinae
Tribe Chauliognathini
Genus Belotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in Brancucci (1979)(1)
Explanation of Names
Belotus Gorham 1881
2 spp. in our area, many to the south(2)
neotropical group ranging into se. US (FL-OK)(2)
Probably pollen-feeders(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.RĂ©vision du genre Belotus Gorham (Col. Cantharidae)
Brancucci M. 1979. Entomologica Basiliensia 4: 361-430.
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.