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Genus Belotus

Soldier Beetle - Belotus Beetle - Belotus abdominalis - male - female Beetle - Belotus abdominalis - male - female Belotus bicolor Belotus bicolor Brancucci - Belotus bicolor - male - female Soldier Beetle - Belotus bicolor beetle - Belotus bicolor Cantharidae, dorsal - Belotus abdominalis
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 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
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, many to the south(2)
Range
neotropical group ranging into se. US (FL-OK)(2)
Food
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.