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Genus Oxycopis

slender striped beetle - Oxycopis mimetica false blister beetle - Oxycopis mimetica Oxycopis thoracica  - Oxycopis thoracica False Blister Beetle - Oxycopis thoracica Asclerini - Oxycopis suturalis Oxycopis suturalis? - Oxycopis suturalis Unidentified Beetle - Oxycopis notoxoides Oxycopis mimetica resting in Kansas  - Oxycopis mimetica
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 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.