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Species Ischnomera puncticollis

Beetle - Ischnomera puncticollis Soldier beetles? - Ischnomera puncticollis - male - female False blister beetle - Ischnomera puncticollis Asclera puncticollis? - Ischnomera puncticollis unknown beetle sp. - Ischnomera puncticollis Beetle - Ischnomera puncticollis Beetle - Ischnomera puncticollis Asclera puncticollis? - Ischnomera puncticollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Oedemerinae
Tribe Asclerini
Genus Ischnomera
Species puncticollis (Ischnomera puncticollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asclera puncticollis (Say)
Explanation of Names
Ischnomera puncticollis Say 1823
puncticollis 'dotted neck/pronotum'
5.0-9.6 mm(1)(2)
Claws toothed at base; pronotum with 3 deep impressions arranged in a triangle and with a large central dark spot(3)
NS‒FL to SK‒CO‒CA(4)(2)
forests; adults on flowers(5)(6)(3)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
3.Arnett R.H., Jr. (2000-2005) False blister beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae)
4.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.
5.Insect visitors of Illinois wildflowers
6.New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Stenotrachelidae, Oedemeridae, Meloidae, Myceteridae, Boridae, Pythidae...
Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I. 2012. Zookeys 179: 279-307.