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Species Collops cribrosus

soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male soft-winged flower beetle - Collops cribrosus - male Collops sp - Collops cribrosus - female Collops sp - Collops cribrosus - male Collops sp - Collops cribrosus Collops cf. cribrosus - Collops cribrosus
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Malachiinae
Tribe Malachiini
Subtribe Apalochrina
Genus Collops
Species cribrosus (Collops cribrosus)
Explanation of Names
Author: LeConte, 1852
Range
"It is commonly found in coastal beach areas from San Diego north to British Columbia, Canada." [comment by Adriean Mayor]
Habitat
"It can often be found on beaches or in dune areas behind the beach under wrack and debris." [comment by Adriean Mayor]
Remarks
Page creation based on the identification of this image by Adriean Mayor. However, please take note of his accompanying comments regarding this specimen:
"The specimen pictured is very melanistic. Most specimens have the elytra more greenish in color. However, other characters such as the shape of the antennae and the puctation on the elytra match well with typical specimens."
Internet References
MCZ Type Database @ Harvard Entomology - images of mounted specimen