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Genus Rhaxonycha

Rhaxonycha bilobata Bench beetle - Rhaxonycha carolina Soldier beetle - Rhaxonycha carolina Rhaxonycha carolina Cantharini - Rhaxonycha carolina Cantharini - Rhaxonycha carolina Rhaxonycha bilobata Mason Farm beetle 2023 1 - Rhaxonycha carolina
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Cantharinae
Tribe Cantharini
Genus Rhaxonycha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cantharis carolina-group
Explanation of Names
Rhaxonycha Motschulsky 1860
2 spp. in the genus, both in our area(1)
technical characters from the key to genera in(1):
mandibles simple, not toothed
both claws of all tarsi with an elongate basal tooth and appear to be broadly cleft
e. NA(1)
on flowers, foliage(1)
aphids, mirids, also likely nectar/pollen(1)
R. bilobata comes to lights(1)
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.