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Genus Languria

Languria laeta LeConte - Languria laeta Lizard beetle 10.06.04 - Languria mozardi Languria laeta Languria bicolor (Fabricius) - Languria bicolor Beetle - Languria mozardi Languria mozardi Latreille - Languria mozardi Languria mozardi Latreille - Languria mozardi need help with ID - Languria laeta
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Languriini (Lizard Beetles)
Genus Languria
Explanation of Names
Languria Latreille 1802
Numbers
15 spp. in our area, 17 total(1)
Size
4-13 mm (may vary greatly within the species)(2)
Identification
key to spp. in Vaurie (1948)(2)
in our area, Languria differs from other genera by the generally evenly rounded elytral apices (sometimes truncate or slightly sinuate)(2)
Range
Canada to C. America; in our area, much more diverse in the south, esp. in se. US; L. mozardi is the only transcontinental sp.; 3 spp. range into Canada(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.Polymorphism in Languria taedata LeConte...
Gimmel M.L., Carlton C.E., White W.H. 2012. Zootaxa 3237: 24–34.
2.A review of the North American Languriidae
Vaurie P. 1948. Bull. AMNH 92(3): 119-156.
3.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska