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Species Nemognatha nemorensis

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Nemognatha
No Taxon (subgenus Pauronemognatha)
Species nemorensis (Nemognatha nemorensis)
Explanation of Names
Nemognatha nemorensis Hentz 1830
nemorensis - Latin for 'of woodland' (1)
Size
5-9 mm(2)
Range
e NA (QC-FL to ON-MN-e.NE-ne.TX) (2)(3)
Habitat
adults on flowers near wooded habitats(4)
Season
Apr-Sep (2)
Food
adults feed on flowerparts of Asteraceae (Rudbeckia, Bidens, Erigeron, Heterotheca, Eupatorium spp.) (2)[Cite:185010]
larvae feed on eggs, larvae, and food reserves of ground-nesting bees
See Also
related to N. nigripennis but is readily distinguishable by its transversely oval pronotum, totally black or fuscous abdominal sterna, and eastern distribution. In addition the males usually have a median tuft of hair in the punctulate depression on the third, fourth, and fifth abdominal sterna while in nigripennis these usually occur only on the fourth and fifth abdominal sterna. The females have longer erect hairs on the fore tarsi than do the females of N. nigripennis. (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2. A revision of the genera Nemognatha, Zonitis, and Pseudozonitis (Coleoptera, Meloidae) in America north of Mexico, with....
Enns, W.R. 1956. University of Kansas Scientific Bulletin 37(17): 685-909.
3.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.
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.