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Species Perilypus ornaticollis

Perilypus ornaticollis (LeConte) - Perilypus ornaticollis Perilypus ornaticollis (LeConte) - Perilypus ornaticollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Clerinae
Genus Perilypus
Species ornaticollis (Perilypus ornaticollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Perilypus ornaticollis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Cleronomus ornaticollis LeConte, 1880
Syn: Colyphus furcatus Schaeffer, 1904
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
6-10 mm (Mawdsley 1992),(Schaeffer 1904)
serrate antennae (1)
OH, IN, TN, AR, LA, TX / Mex. (Ekis 1977)
Type Locality: Ohio
Print References
Ekis, G. 1977. Classification, Phylogeny, and Zoogeography of the Genus Perilypus (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 227: i-iv + 1-138. Full PDF
LeConte, J.L. 1880. Short studies of North American Coleoptera. Transactions of the American. Entomological Society 8: 163–218.
Mawdsley, J. 1992. A discussion of the phena of Perilypus ornaticollis (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with a review of subspecies taxa in the family Cleridae. Psyche 99: 199-206. Full PDF
Schaeffer, C. 1904. New genera and species of Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 197-236. Full Text
Wolcott, A.B. 1947. Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae. Fieldiana: Zoology, 32(2): 63–105. Full PDF
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.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.