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Species Mordellistena masoni

Mordellistena masoni On magnolia blossom - Mordellistena masoni Mordellidae - Mordellistena masoni Tumbling Flower Beetle - Mordellistena masoni Tumbling flower beetle (Glipa oculata)? on Southern Magnolia - Mordellistena masoni Tumbling Flower Beetle - Mordellistena masoni Beetle - Mordellistena masoni Mordellidae - Mordellistena masoni
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 Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Tribe Mordellistenini
Genus Mordellistena
Species masoni (Mordellistena masoni)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mordellistena masoni Liljeblad, 1918
Size
3.75-4 mm to apices of elytra, 4.75-5 mm to tip of anal style (1)
Identification
"Posterior tibiae with four parallel, oblique ridges, subapical not included; first segment of posterior tarsi with four, second with two ridges." (1)
Range
TX, FL, NJ (2), (1)
Season
1 June record for c. TX (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Hemlock Falls, NJ
See Also
"This species most nearly resembles M. discolor and liturata, but may readily be recognized by" . . ."and by the several small spots between the bands." (1)
Print References
Liljeblad, E. 1918. Descriptions of eight new species of the family Mordellidae. Can. Ent., 50: 153-158.
Works Cited
1.Monograph of the Family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico
Emil Liljeblad. 1945. University of Michigan Press.
2.Diversity and phenology of tumbling flower beetles (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) captured in a malaise trap.
Jackman and Nelson. 1995. Entomological News 106(3): 97-107.