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Species Collops nigriceps - Black-headed Melyrid

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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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Malachiinae
Tribe Malachiini
Subtribe Apalochrina
Genus Collops
Species nigriceps (Black-headed Melyrid)
Numbers
Nearctica lists 44 species of Collops.
Range
Records from Colorado, N.M. N.C. Mass. - Georgia, Wisconsin
Remarks
Males have enlarged third antennomeres. See Jim McCarin's description of potentially similar "antennal foreplay" in Meloe...
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn