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Species Mordellistena fuscata

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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Tribe Mordellistenini
Genus Mordellistena
Species fuscata (Mordellistena fuscata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mordellistena fuscata (Melsheimer, 1845)
Identification
tibia, 4 ridges, tarsi #1, 3 ridges, tarsi #2, 2 ridges. Dark brown, densely dull golden pubescent. (1)
Remarks
Liljeblad's monograph casts some doubt on this species, at least regarding the valid type speciman. "seems probable that it resembles very closely a female of M. ambusta LeConte, which also has a rather strong rudimentary fourth ridge on the posterior tibiae."
Works Cited
1.Monograph of the Family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico
Emil Liljeblad. 1945. University of Michigan Press.