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Genus Mordellina

Tumbling Flower Beetle - Mordellina pustulata Tumbling Flower Beetle - Mordellina pustulata Mordella? - Mordellina pustulata Mordellina pustulata - female Mordellina pustulata - female Mordellina testacea (Blatchley) - Mordellina testacea Mordella Marginata ? - Mordellina pustulata Mordellina pustulata NJ June - Mordellina pustulata
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 Mordellina
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NA members of this genus used to be treated in Mordellistena(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Mordellina Schilsky 1908
16 spp. in our area, ca. 60 spp. worldwide(1)(2)
NA spp.: ancilla (=rufa, ustulata), blatchleyi, floridensis, guttulata, impatiens, infima, lecontei, minutalis, nigricans, parva, pilosella, pustulata, semiusta, testacea, ustulata, wickhami(1)(2)
NA, Africa, E. Asia
Works Cited
1.Nomenclatural changes for selected Mordellidae (Coleoptera) in North America
J.A. Jackman & W. Lu. 2001. Insecta Mundi 15(1): 31-34.
2.Taxonomic changes for fifteen species of North American Mordellidae (Coleoptera)
A.E. Lisberg. 2003. Insecta Mundi 17(3-4): 191-194.