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Species Lecontella brunnea

Lecontella brunnea (Spinola) - Lecontella brunnea Clerid - Lecontella brunnea Clerid - Lecontella brunnea
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Tillinae
Genus Lecontella
Species brunnea (Lecontella brunnea)
Explanation of Names
Lecontella brunnea (Spinola 1844)
brunnea = 'brown'
8-15 mm(1)
e US to AZ (ME-FL to IA-KS-AZ)(1)(2)
Life Cycle
collected from bee nests in dead logs and in the larval cells of Sphecidae, Megachilidae, and Vespidae(2)
adults frequently collected at lights (Mawdsley 2002)
Print References
Mawdsley J.R. (2002) Comparative ecology of the genus Lecontella Wolcott and Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae), with notes on chemically defended species of the beetle family Cleridae. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 104: 164-167.
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.