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Species Glipostenoda ambusta

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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 Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Tribe Mordellistenini
Genus Glipostenoda
Species ambusta (Glipostenoda ambusta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mordellistena ambusta LeConte 1862
Explanation of Names
Glipostenoda ambusta (LeConte 1862)
Identification
rather easy to distinguish by the color and by the longer and more strongly oblique ridges on the tibiae; the male is usually lighter in color than the female(1)
Range
e. N. America to AZ(1) but not in FL(2)
Works Cited
1.Monograph of the Family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico
Emil Liljeblad. 1945. University of Michigan Press.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.