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Species Neocallotillus elegans

Callotillus elegans vafer Wolcott - Neocallotillus elegans - male Neocallotillus elegans (Erichson) - Neocallotillus elegans Neocallotillus elegans (Erichson)  - Neocallotillus elegans Callotillus vafer Wolcott - Neocallotillus elegans   - Neocallotillus elegans Cool red ant-like beetle with swollen pronotum - Neocallotillus elegans Cool red ant-like beetle with swollen pronotum - Neocallotillus elegans Cool red ant-like beetle with swollen pronotum - Neocallotillus elegans
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Tillinae
Genus Neocallotillus
Species elegans (Neocallotillus elegans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neocallotillus elegans (Erichson)
Orig. Comb: Tillus elegans Erichson 1847
The subspecies Callotillus elegans vafer Wolcott is synonymized with the nominal subspecies, Callotillus elegans elegans (Erichson), which is transferred to, and designated as the type species of Neocallotillus gen. n. as Neocallotillus elegans (Erichson, 1847), comb. n. (1)
Numbers
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
~ 3 mm
Identification
Neocallotillus spp. are the only tillines of N. Amer. with the elytral surface adorned with a pale transverse, blister-like, swollen fascia. (2)
Range
sw US (CA-TX, UT-NV) to C. Amer. (1)
See Also
Neocallotillus eburneocinctus (Wolcott), endemic to southern Florida (1)
Print References
Burke, A.F., and G. Zolnerowich. 2016. Taxonomic revision of the New World genus Callotillus Wolcott (Cleridae, Tillinae), with the description of the new genus Neocallotillus, and an illustrated key of identification to species. ZooKeys 617: 65-89. (1)
Erichson, W.F. 1847. Conspectus Insectorum Coleopterorum quae in Republica Peruana observata sunt. Arch. Naturg., 13: 67-185.
Wolcott, A.B. 1921. North American predaceous beetles of the tribe Tillini in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59: 269-289.
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic revision of the New World genus Callotillus Wolcott (Cleridae, Tillinae), with the description of the new genus ...
Alan F Burke, Gregory Zolnerowich. 2016. ZooKeys 617: 65-89.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.