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Species Languria mozardi - Clover Stem Borer

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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 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
Species mozardi (Clover Stem Borer)
Explanation of Names
Languria mozardi Latreille 1807
Size
4-9 mm(1) (mostly 5-7 mm)
Identification
Antennal club emerging gradually from stem, seventh segment less than twice as wide as preceding segments, segments only slightly dilated to inner side; head red; thorax spotless; abdomen with last three (sometimes last two, rarely just one) ventrites piceous(1)
Range
e. NA (QC-MB to FL-TX & n. Mexico)(1)(2)(3)
Season
Feb-Nov(1)
Food
minor pest of certain clovers, alfalfa(1), and, potentially, canola (Ward et al. 2007)
Life Cycle
larvae and pupae in stems of dozens of plants spp. in at least 6 families(1)
Remarks
most common and widespread of our languriines(1)
Works Cited
1.A review of the North American Languriidae
Vaurie P. 1948. Bull. AMNH 92(3): 119-156.
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.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.