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Species Megalodacne heros

Megalodacne heros Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Megalodacne heros Beetle - Megalodacne heros Black&OrangeBug - Megalodacne heros Megalodacne heros Orange and Black Beetle - Megalodacne heros Megalodacne heros eggs - Megalodacne heros Erotylidae (Erotylinae) - Megalodacne heros
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Encaustini
Genus Megalodacne
Species heros (Megalodacne heros)
Explanation of Names
Megalodacne heros (Say 1823)
Size
14-22 mm(1)
Identification
in average larger than M. fasciata, and lacks the rows of fine punctures on elytra
M. fasciata (left) vs M. heros (right)
Range
e NA (QC-FL to ON-MN-TX)(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.