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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
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Trogossitidae
Subfamily Trogossitinae
Genus Temnoscheila
Species acuta (Temnoscheila acuta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Temnoscheila acuta (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Temnochila 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
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.