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Species Ischalia costata

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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 Ischaliidae (Broad-hipped Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Ischaliinae (Broad-hipped Flower Beetles)
Genus Ischalia
Species costata (Ischalia costata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ischalia costata (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Eupleurida costata LeConte 1866 (despite with other ref. say, 1866 appears to be the correct date.)
Size
4.0-6.5 mm(1)
Identification
Range
ne. NA (NS-SC to ON-IN-TN)(2)(3)
Habitat
decaying plant material, rotten white wood, etc.(3)
Season
year-round(3)
Remarks
A very singular, insect of which one specimen was collected in North Carolina by Prof. Hentz; recently Mr. Ulke found several specimens near Cresson, Pennsylvania at the summit of the Alleghanies. (LeConte 1866)
flightless(3)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1866. New species of North American Coleoptera. Prepared for the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1 (concluded). Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 6(167): 87-168.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.