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Genus Languria

Languria laeta Clover Stem Borer - Languria mozardi Languria mozardi ? - Languria mozardi Lizard beetle dropped off Prickly Poppy - Languria laeta From acorn plant flower - Languria mozardi Languria mozardi? - Languria mozardi Languria angustata Beetle? - Languria
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)
antennal clubs:
Range
e. US (+Ont.) to Calif. / Mex. to C. Amer. - Map(3); 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)(4)