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Species Mordellistena rubrifascia

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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 Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Tribe Mordellistenini
Genus Mordellistena
Species rubrifascia (Mordellistena rubrifascia)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mordellistena rubrifascia Liljeblad 1945, Edgebrook Illinois
Size
to apices of elytra, 3 mm; to tip of anal style, 3.5-3.75 mm
Identification
ridges 2,3,2
Range
IL-OH (10), TX (1) (1), (2)
Season
May-July (1), (2)
Remarks
"This species is readily distinguished from the other species most nearly allied to M. aspersa by the filiform antennae, the color of the head" (rufo-testaceous) and four basal segments of antennae, maxillary palpi, anterior legs, femora and tibiae of middle legs more or less testaceous (female with middle legs black and antennae testaceous throughout) (1)
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.