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Genus Statira

Teneb - Statira Beetle - Statira Statira pluripunctata? - Statira pluripunctata - female Statira pluripunctata? - Statira Statira? - Statira pluripunctata - female From crown of prairie grass - Statira Statira? - Statira Statira? - Statira
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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Lagriinae (Long-jointed Beetles)
Tribe Lagriini
Genus Statira
Explanation of Names
Statira Serville 1825
Numbers
16 spp. in our area(1)
Size
6-14 mm
Identification
key to spp. in(2)
Range
mostly neotropical; in our area, QC + e. & so. US, most diverse in the south(1)
Habitat
larvae under bark and in stumps
Season
May-Jul in IN(3), May-Aug in NC (S. gagatina)(4), Feb-May in c TX (=v=)
Food
Adults feed on foliage
Remarks
Adults are nocturnal and come to lights
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.
2.A key to nearctic Statira and Arthromacra (Lagriidae)
Parsons C.T. 1975. The Coleopterists Bulletin 29: 211-226.
3.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.