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Species Attalus scapularis

Attalus scapularis Marshall - Attalus scapularis Attalus scapularis Marshall - Attalus scapularis Attalus scapularis Marshall - Attalus scapularis
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Malachiinae
Tribe Malachiini
Subtribe Attalina
Genus Attalus
Species scapularis (Attalus scapularis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Marshall, 1955
Explanation of Names
scapularis - a reference to the black 'shoulder' marks.
Numbers
54 spp n. of Mex. (1)
Size
2.5-3.0 mm (Marshall, 1955)
Identification

Attalus scapularis Marshall
Det. E. G. Riley 2009
Range
c. to s. TX (2)(3)
Remarks
Type Locality: Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas. This sp. was described from three spmns, all coll. in Brownsville in 1903, 1937, and 1939.
See Also

Attalus humeralis LeConte
Print References
Marshall, M.Y. 1955. Studies in Malachiidae, VI. Coleopterists Bulletin, 9: 35-48.
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.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.
3.Illustrated Beetle (Coleoptera) Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron County, Texas)
Edward G. Riley & Michael A. Quinn. 2011. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.