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Species Gnathium minimum

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Gnathium
Species minimum (Gnathium minimum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnathium minimum (Say)
Orig. Comb: Nemognatha minima Say 1824
Size
3.5-6.0 mm(1)
Range
Most of w. US (CA-LA-WI-AB); FL; Mexico (Baja & Veracruz); one of the most widespread Nearctic meloids, several disjunct populations(1), mostly: AX-TX-MT - Map (2)
Habitat
sandy areas(1)
Season
mostly: Apr-Oct (2)
Food
Adults usually on Helianthus;
larvae found in nest of Perdita(1)