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Species Chauliognathus basalis - Colorado Soldier Beetle

UID BEETLE - Chauliognathus basalis Elateroidea - Chauliognathus basalis Chauliognathus basalis? - Chauliognathus basalis Bettle - Chauliognathus basalis - male - female Orange and Black Beetle - Chauliognathus basalis Colorado Soldier Beetle - Chauliognathus basalis Colorado Soldier Beetle - Chauliognathus basalis Chauliognathus basalis? - Chauliognathus basalis
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 Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Chauliognathinae
Tribe Chauliognathini
Genus Chauliognathus
Species basalis (Colorado Soldier Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Chauliognathus basalis LeConte 1859
Size
♂ 9.5-11 mm, ♀ 10.5-12 mm(1)
Range
KS-TX to ID-CO(1)
Habitat
open plains
See Also
among the two common spp. in Colorado, C. deceptus is found in the foothills and mountains, C. basalis in the plains
Works Cited
1.The Chauliognathini of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera-Cantharidae). Parts 1 & 2
Fender K.M. 1964. Northwest Science 38: 52–64, 95-106.