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Species Calleida decora

A decorous Mississippi beetle - Calleida decora Black, orange, and green beetle - Calleida decora Calleida decora? - Calleida decora Calleida (punctata or decora?) - Calleida decora Calleida decora? - Calleida decora Calleida decora Calleida decora? - Calleida decora Beetle ID request - Calleida decora - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Harpalinae
Supertribe Harpalitae
Tribe Lebiini
Subtribe Calleidina
Genus Calleida
No Taxon (subgenus Calleida)
Species decora (Calleida decora)
Explanation of Names
Calleida decora (Fabricius 1801)
Size
7–9 mm
Identification
key to separate the similarly colored C. punctata and C. decora
Range
US (VA-FL to SD-AZ) to Nicaragua; Bahamas - Map (1)(2)
Print References
McWhorter RE, Grant JF, Shepard M. (1984) Life history of a predator, Calleida decora, and the influence of temperature on development. J. Agric. Entomol. 1: 68-77.