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Species Oxacis pallida

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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 Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Oedemerinae
Tribe Asclerini
Genus Oxacis
Species pallida (Oxacis pallida)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oxacis pallida (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Asclera pallida LeConte 1854
Size
5-12 mm(1)
Identification
Varies in color from pale to black(1)
Range
s.CA to s.TX, UT - Map (1)(2)
Season
July in CA(1)
Food
Found on tumbleweed(1)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)