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Species Glipodes sericans

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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 Conaliini
Genus Glipodes
Species sericans (Glipodes sericans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glipodes sericans (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Mordella sericans Melsheimer, 1845
Explanation of Names
sericans - Greek for 'silken' (1)
Length: to apices of elytra, 7-8 mm; to tip of anal style, 9-10 mm (2)
e. US north to PA-KS / Mex. (2)(3)
Type Locality: Pennsylvania
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Monograph of the Family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico
Emil Liljeblad. 1945. University of Michigan Press.
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.