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Species Collops bipunctatus - Two-spotted Melyrid

Two-lined leather wing - Collops bipunctatus - female Two-spotted Melyrid - Collops bipunctatus - female Beetle - Collops bipunctatus - female Unknown - Collops bipunctatus - female Soft-winged flower beetle from Idaho 10.07.05 - Collops bipunctatus - male Utah Collops - Collops bipunctatus - male Two-spotted Melyrid - Collops bipunctatus Meloidae Northern Arizona - Collops bipunctatus - male
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 bipunctatus (Two-spotted Melyrid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Collops bipunctatus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Malachius bipunctatus Say 1823
Identification
Pronotum red to dull reddish-yellow with two black spots; elytra green-blue to black; pilose overall.
Sexually dimorphic in antennae...males with third segment greatly enlarged:


Females with third antennal segment at most slightly enlarged:
Range
w NA (CA-NM-SK-OR) (BG data)
In e. Sierra Nevada, CA, at 5,000-6,000 ft. (1)(2)
Season
July-Sept (BG data)
Remarks
Say's original 1823 description can be read at this BHL link, while the remarks from Fall(3)(1912) can be read here.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.
2.California Beetle Project
3.A Review of the North American Species of Collops (Col.)
H. C. Fall. 1912. New York Entomological Society.