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Species Notoxus desertus

Antlike Flower Beetle - Notoxus desertus Notoxus desertus Casey - Notoxus desertus beetle - Notoxus desertus Anthicidae, dorsal-lateral, pronotum & head - Notoxus desertus Anthicidae - Notoxus desertus Del Puerto Canyon N21 - Notoxus desertus Notoxus - Notoxus desertus Notoxus - Notoxus desertus
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 Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Notoxinae (Monoceros Beetles)
Genus Notoxus
Species desertus (Notoxus desertus)
Explanation of Names
Notoxus desertus Casey 1895
2.8-4.2 mm(1)
the only way to separate [N. monodon and N. desertus] is to look at male genitalia. --D.S. Chandler, 2.vii.2010
ON & most of the US (NH-MN-OR south to SC-LA-TX-CA) to Guatemala(2)(D.S. Chandler, pers. comm. to =v=)
Adults on trees/shrubs/grasses; attracted to lights and cantharidin; overwinter in leaf litter(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.