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Genus Gnathium

Beetle - Gnathium Tiny orange Meloid with proboscis - Gnathium francilloni Gnathium francilloni Kirby - Gnathium francilloni On a Desert Marigold - Gnathium Gnathium? - Gnathium Gnathium? - Gnathium Gnathium nitidum Look-alike for Batyle ignicollis - Gnathium francilloni
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Gnathium
Explanation of Names
Gnathium Kirby 1818
11 species, all in our area(1)
among the smallest in the family, at 4-5 mm in average and rarely >7 mm(1)
species very uniform anatomically; reviewed in(1), key on p.8
phoretic larvae have been taken from Andrenidae; adults on Asteraceae(1)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic review of the genus Gnathium Kirby (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
Pinto J.D. 2009. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 135: 1-58.