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Species Nemognatha lutea

Utah Nemognatha - Nemognatha lutea Nemognatha lutea? - Nemognatha lutea Brown Beetle - Nemognatha lutea Unknown Beetle - Nemognatha lutea Nemognatha lutea lutea LeConte - Nemognatha lutea - male Nemognatha on Cirsium undulatum - Nemognatha lutea Nemognatha on Cirsium undulatum - Nemognatha lutea Nemognatha on Cirsium undulatum - Nemognatha lutea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Nemognatha
No Taxon (subgenus Meganemognatha)
Species lutea (Nemognatha lutea)
Explanation of Names
Nemognatha lutea LeConte 1853
3 sspp.(1)
7.5-15 mm(1)
N. l. lutea ND-TX to AB-NV-AZ & Mexico
N. l. dichroa BC-CA to MB-CO
N. l. dubia WA-CA (1)(2)
Life Cycle
adults on potato, alfalfa, Heliantus (3), and Cirsium (BG data)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1. A revision of the genera Nemognatha, Zonitis, and Pseudozonitis (Coleoptera, Meloidae) in America north of Mexico, with....
Enns, W.R. 1956. University of Kansas Scientific Bulletin 37(17): 685-909.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.