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Species Languria trifasciata

Languria trifasciata Beetle - Languria trifasciata Languria trifasciata Lizard Beetle - Languria trifasciata Languria trifasciata Languria trifasciata? - Languria trifasciata Unknown beetle (Chrysomelidae?) - Languria trifasciata Unknown beetle (Chrysomelidae?) - Languria trifasciata
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Languriini (Lizard Beetles)
Genus Languria
Species trifasciata (Languria trifasciata)
Explanation of Names
Languria trifasciata Say 1823
Size
5-9.5 mm(1)
Range
e. US (NY-FL to MN-TX)(1)(2)
Season
mostly: May-June (BG data)
Food
Develops in the stems of wild lettuce (Lactuca canadensis, Asteraceae)(1)
Print References
Chittenden F.H. (1904) Biologic notes on species of Languria. J. N.Y. Entomol. Soc. 12: 27-30. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.A review of the North American Languriidae
Vaurie P. 1948. Bull. AMNH 92: 119-156.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.