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Species Neomida bicornis

Coleoptera - Neomida bicornis Neomida bicornis - male Tiny Horned Beetle - Neomida bicornis Small, horned darkling beetle - Neomida bicornis - male Darkling Beetle - Neomida bicornis - female Scaphidema aeneolum - Neomida bicornis Neomida bicornis - male Neomida bicornis (Fabricius) - Neomida bicornis - female
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Neomida
Species bicornis (Neomida bicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neomida bicornis (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Hispa bicornis Fabricius, 1776
Hispa cornigera Fabricius, 1781
Diaperis bicornis (Fabricius), Oliver, 1791
Diaperis cornigera (Fabricius), Oliver, 1795
Diaperis viridipennis Fabricius, 1801
Blaps metallica Palisot de Beauvois, 1805
Oplocephala viridipennis (Fabricius), Laporte and Brulle, 1831
Oplocephala virescens Laporte and Brulle
Arrhenoplita bicornis (Fabricius); Kirby, 1837
Hoplocephala viridipennis (Fabricius); Horn, 1870
Hoplocephala bicornis (Olivier), Horn, 1870
Oplocephala gracilis Motschoulsky, 1873
Arrhenoplita viridipennis (Fabricius); Blatchley, 1910
Explanation of Names
bicornis = 'two-horned' (males have two horns; females lack horns)
2.7-4.8 mm
The percentage of individuals with an orange pronotum decreases n. of FL (1)
e NA (TX-FL-ME-MN) / ne Mex. / W. Indies - Map (2)(GBIF & BG data)
On fungi covered logs or under bark
Life Cycle
fairly common on a variety of fungi (Kojun Kanda, 4 July, 2007)
Works Cited
1.Revision of Diaperini of American north of Mexico with notes on extralimital species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn, C.A. 1965. Proceedings of the United States National Museum No. 3515, 117: 349-458.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.