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Genus Stelidota

Coleoptera - Stelidota octomaculata Stelidota octomaculata? - Stelidota octomaculata Stelidota coenosa Erichson - Stelidota coenosa Diphyllostomatidae? - Stelidota Stelidota geminata? - Stelidota geminata Nitidulidae? - Stelidota Stelidota? - Stelidota geminata Stelidota
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 (Phenolia complex)
Genus Stelidota
Explanation of Names
Stelidota Erichson 1843
stelis Greek 'pillar'(1)
4 spp. in our area(2)
keys to spp.: adults(3) • larvae(4)
e. US to AZ(2); 3 spp. widespread, S. adsuffusa restricted to so. FL & Bahamas(3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.The genus Stelidota Erichson in North America: a new species from Florida, new synonymy and lectotype designations...
Ford E.J. 1996. Col. Bull. 50: 149-153.
4.Descriptions and key for identification of larvae of Stelidota Erichson (Col.: Nitidulidae) found in America north of Mexico
Peng C.R., Williams R.N., Galford J.R. 1990. J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 63: 626-633.