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Species Anthocomus equestris

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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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Malachiinae
Tribe Malachiini
Subtribe Ebaeina
Genus Anthocomus
Species equestris (Anthocomus equestris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthocomus bipunctatus (Harrer 1784)
Explanation of Names
Anthocomus equestris (Fabricius 1781)
Identification
Adult: head, pronotum, and scutellum dark greenish-black; pronotum with rounded lateral corners; antennae serrate, all black or with paler 3-4 basal segments; elytra orangish-red with large black patch along inner margin about two-thirds distance from base (the patch tapers laterally and may or may not reach outer margin); abdomen black with pointed tip extending beyond elytra; femur of all legs blackish on basal half, light brown on distal half and remainder of leg
Range
native to Eurasia, adventive in NA (ON + e. US south to NC)(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
adults are found on flowers of herbaceous plants, and may be attracted to light
Works Cited
1.The beetle fauna of Rhode Island: an annotated checklist
Sikes D.S. 2004. The Biota of Rhode Island, v. 3. Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Kingston, RI. vi + 296 pp.
2.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska
3.NCSU insect collection species inventory database