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Genus Oxycopis

Small Beetle - Oxycopis thoracica Beetle - Oxycopis mimetica False Blister Beetle - Oxycopis mimetica Long Horned Beetle - Oxycopis suturalis Oxycopis suturalis Oxycopis notoxoides (Fabricius) - Oxycopis notoxoides Oxycopis mimetica? - Oxycopis mimetica Florida Beetle for ID - Oxycopis mimetica
Classification
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 Oxycopis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as a subgenus of Oxacis(1)
Explanation of Names
Oxycopis Arnett 1951
Numbers
13 spp. in our area(1); 9 known from FL(2)
Range
throughout the US, but much more diverse in the south(1): just 4 spp. are found in ne. states, of which only one reaches New England(3)
Habitat
adults found mostly on various flowers(1); plant associations in FL listed in(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Arnett R.H., Jr. (2000-2005) False blister beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae)
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.