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Species Ora texana

Flea Marsh Beetle - Ora texana Scirtidae - Ora texana - male - female Flea Marsh Beetle - Ora texana Flea beetle - Ora texana Ora texana Champion - Ora texana Flea Beetle? - Ora texana Flea Marsh Beetle - Ora texana Unknown Flea Beetle - Ora texana
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Scirtidae (Marsh Beetles)
Genus Ora (Flea Marsh Beetles)
Species texana (Ora texana)
Other Common Names
Texas Flea Marsh Beetle
Explanation of Names
Ora texana Champion 1897
Identification

note the faint, apparent 3 transverse bands across the elytra. Coloration in the genus Ora can be somewhat variable, (especially in O. troberti) but those 3 bands almost always indicate O. texana. (Comment by J. H. Epler, 11 April, 2009)
Range
s. TX-FL-SC - Map (1)(2)
Season
mostly: May-Oct (BG Data)
See Also
Ora troberti (Guérin-Méneville)
- Range: TX-FL
Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)