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Species Asclera puncticollis

Asclera puncticollis False Blister Beetle - Asclera puncticollis ?cantharid - Asclera puncticollis - male - female Asclera puncticollis (Say) - Asclera puncticollis Beetle on Corneliancherry Dogwood - Asclera puncticollis false blister beetle - Asclera puncticollis Beetle - Asclera puncticollis Beetle - Asclera puncticollis
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 Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Oedemerinae
Tribe Asclerini
Genus Asclera
Species puncticollis (Asclera puncticollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asclera puncticollis (Say)
Orig. Comb: Ischnomera puncticollis Say, 1823 [still in use: (1) erroneously??]
Explanation of Names
puncticollis = 'dotted neck/pronotum'
Size
5.0-9.6 mm(2)(3)
Identification
Claws toothed at base; pronotum with 3 deep impressions arranged in a triangle and with a large central dark spot(4)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2014
Range
e. NA to CA (NS-FL to SK-CO-CA) - Map (5)(3)(6)
Habitat
forests; adults on flowers(7)(8)(4)
Season
mostly Mar-Jun (BG data)