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Species Temnoscheila acuta

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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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Trogossitidae (Bark-gnawing Beetles)
Subfamily Trogossitinae
Tribe Trogossitini
Genus Temnoscheila
Species acuta (Temnoscheila acuta)
Explanation of Names
Temnoscheila acuta LeConte 1858
Size
10.2-22.2 mm(1)
Identification
Compare coarse punctation of head and acute anterior pronotal angles with T. virescens
Range
e. US (PA-FL to IL-TX) & Mexico(1)
Remarks
after examining a large number of specimens it seems that T. acuta is rarely blue or purple, while T. virescens often is. --M.C. Thomas, 13.iv.2009
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Trogossitidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Cleroidea)
J.R. Barron. 1971. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 75: 1-143.