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Genus Brassicogethes

Brassicogethes larva - Brassicogethes Nitidulidae, frontal - Brassicogethes Beetle - Brassicogethes simplipes Glencoe-02 - Brassicogethes Glencoe-03 - Brassicogethes Glencoe-03 - Brassicogethes Glencoe-03 - Brassicogethes Glencoe-03 - Brassicogethes
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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Genus Brassicogethes
Explanation of Names
Brassicogethes Audisio & Cline 2009
Numbers
4 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area, (~40 spp. total) (1)
Size
1.4–3.3 mm (1)
Identification
updated key to spp. in Hoebeke and Wheeler (1996) (2)
Range
Holarctic and Oriental;
in N. Amer.: south to so. CA and nw Mexico, and east to the Appalachian Mts;
B. aeneus is holarctic,
B. cleominis w. N. Amer.,
B. simplipes e. N. Amer.,
B. viridescens introduced (Eurasia to e. Canada) (1)
Food
larve develop in flowers of Brassicaceae, esp. the subfamilies Arabideae, Brassiceae, and Hesperideae (1)
Works Cited
1.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.
2.Meligethes viridescens (F.) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Maine, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island...
Hoebeke E.R., Wheeler A.G. 1996. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 98: 221-227.