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Genus Statira

Odd Beetle - Statira basalis   - Statira nigromaculata Statira basalis? - Statira gagatina Med Long Beetle - Statira Beetle - Statira Statira robusta? - Statira Statira basalis Beetle, ventral - Statira robusta - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Lagriinae (Long-jointed Beetles)
Tribe Lagriini
Genus Statira
Explanation of Names
Statira Serville 1825
16 spp. in our area(1)
6‒14 mm
key to spp. in (2); not yet in the Guide:
Statira dumalis Parsons 1973 (CA)
Statira huachucae Schaeffer 1905 (AZ‒NM)
Statira latitator Parsons 1973 (CA‒Baja)
Statira opacicollis Horn 1888 (AZ)
mostly neotropical; in our area, QC + e. & so. US, most diverse in the south(1)
larvae under bark and in stumps
May‒Jul in IN(3), May‒Aug in NC (S. gagatina)(4), Feb‒May in c TX (=v=)
Adults feed on foliage
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.