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Species Neomida bicornis

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
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.