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Species Omosita nearctica

Beetle - Omosita nearctica Omosita nearctica Sap-feeding Beetle - Omosita nearctica Nitidulid - possible Omosita? - Omosita nearctica Omosita nearctica Omosita colon? - Omosita nearctica Unknown - Omosita nearctica Nitidulid-hawk - Omosita nearctica
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
No Taxon (Nitidula complex)
Genus Omosita
Species nearctica (Omosita nearctica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
most former nearctic records of O. colon refer to this species; O. colon is currently considered to be native to Eurasia (Kirejtshuk 1987) but both spp. are listed as valid and native to NA in Bousquet et al. (2013)(1)
status of the two needs further study
Explanation of Names
Omosita nearctica Kirejtshuk 1987
2.4-3.7 mm (Kirejtshuk 1987)
across NA(2)(Kirejtshuk 1987), but in Canada only recorded in the east(1)
common in anthropogenic habitats and subject to spreading via human agency (Kirejtshuk 1987)
there are confirmed specimens of true O. colon from ON (Kirejtshuk 1987) and across Canada(1)
Print References
Kirejtshuk A.G. (1987) New taxa of nitidulid beetles (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) of eastern hemisphere (Part 1). Omosita nearctica sp. n., vicariant of Palaearctic O. colon (L.). Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR 164: 63-94 (Full text, in Russian)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
2.Mydas clavatus taking nectar