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Species Attalus scincetus

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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 Attalina
Genus Attalus
Species scincetus (Attalus scincetus)
Explanation of Names
Attalus scincetus (Say 1825)
Size
3 mm(1)
Range
e. US (NH-FL to SD-TX) & Mexico(1)(2)
Habitat
on flowers of Prunus, Crataegus, Cornus, Sambucus, Rosa etc.(1)
Season
common in spring and early summer (Adriean Mayor's comment); Mar-Apr in c. TX(3)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.University of New Hampshire Insect and Arachnid Collections
3.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.