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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Pentaria trifasciata

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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 Scraptiidae (False Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anaspidinae
Tribe Pentariini
Genus Pentaria
Species trifasciata (Pentaria trifasciata)
Explanation of Names
Pentaria trifasciata (Melsheimer 1845)
3.0-4.0 mm(1)
transcontinental in NA(2)(1)
Adults on flowers of trees and shrubs(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.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.