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Species Epuraea aestiva

Sap-feeding Beetle - Epuraea aestiva - male Small brown beetle - Epuraea aestiva Nitidulid in Spirea - Epuraea aestiva - male Nitidulid - Epuraea aestiva Beetle - Epuraea aestiva Tiny Beetle on a flower - Epuraea aestiva Nitidulid - Epuraea aestiva Epuraea aestiva
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Epuraeinae
Genus Epuraea
No Taxon (Subgenus Epuraea)
Species aestiva (Epuraea aestiva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epuraea depressa (Illiger 1798)
Explanation of Names
Epuraea aestiva (Linnaeus 1758)
2.5-3.8 mm(1)
The only one with those oversize apical antennomeres in males; habits peculiar, too: larvae in bumble bee nests, adults frequent flowers. No other Epuraea lives like that in NA, and perhaps just one or two spp. elsewhere
holarctic, widespread in NA (NF-AK to FL-TX-CA)(2)(3)
larvae in bumble bee nests, adults frequent flowers
Works Cited
1.Lompe A. (2002-) Die Käfer Europas: Ein Bestimmungswerk im Internet
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.