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Species Oxycopis thoracica

Oxycopis thoracica  - Oxycopis thoracica BG2944 E8074 - Oxycopis thoracica BG2944 E8074 - Oxycopis thoracica False Blister Beetle - Oxycopis thoracica False Blister Beetle - Oxycopis thoracica Oxycopis thoracica Beetle - Oxycopis thoracica Oxycopis thoracica (Fabricius) - Oxycopis thoracica
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Oedemerinae
Tribe Asclerini
Genus Oxycopis
Species thoracica (Oxycopis thoracica)
Explanation of Names
Oxycopis thoracica (Fabricius 1801)
Size
5.6-9.0 mm(1)
Range
e. US to AZ (NH-FL to IN-AR-AZ)(2)(1)
Habitat
Adults on flowers of palmetto (Sabal palmetto), New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanum), aster (Seriocarpus), etc.(3)
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.A revision of the Nearctic Oedemeridae (Coleoptera)
Arnett R.H., Jr. 1951. American Midland Naturalist 45: 257-391.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.