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Species Epuraea aestiva

Epuraea sp.? - Epuraea aestiva Sap-feeding Beetle - Epuraea aestiva On abelia - Epuraea aestiva sap-feeding beetle - Epuraea aestiva - female Nit - Epuraea aestiva Beetle - Epuraea aestiva - female Nitidulid - Epuraea aestiva Epuraea aestiva
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 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)
Size
2.5-3.8 mm(1)
Identification
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
Range
holarctic, widespread in NA (NF-AK to FL-TX-CA)(2)(3)
Habitat
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.