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Species Temnoscheila virescens

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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 Trogossitidae (Bark-gnawing Beetles)
Subfamily Trogossitinae
Tribe Trogossitini
Genus Temnoscheila
Species virescens (Temnoscheila virescens)
Explanation of Names
Temnoscheila virescens (Fabricius 1775)
Size
8.6-17.8 mm(1)
Identification
Compare fine punctation of head and rounded anterior angles of pronotum with T. acuta:
Range
e. US (NJ-FL to MO-TX) to C. America(1)
Season
Jan-Sep in NC(2)
Remarks
it seems that T. acuta is rarely blue or purple, while T. virescens often is. --M.C. Thomas, 13.IV.2009
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Trogossitidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Cleroidea)
J.R. Barron. 1971. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 75: 1-143.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.