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Species Notoxus desertus

Beetle - Notoxus desertus Antlike Flower Beetle - Notoxus desertus Anthicidae, dorsal-lateral - Notoxus desertus Notoxus desertus? - Notoxus desertus Del Puerto Canyon N21 - Notoxus desertus Notoxus desertus - Monoceros Beetle - Notoxus desertus Notoxus desertus - Monoceros Beetle - Notoxus desertus Notoxus sifted from oak leaf litter - Notoxus desertus
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 Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Notoxinae (Monoceros Beetles)
Genus Notoxus
Species desertus (Notoxus desertus)
Explanation of Names
Notoxus desertus Casey 1895
Size
2.8-4.2 mm(1)
Identification
the only way to separate [N. monodon and N. desertus] is to look at male genitalia. --D.S. Chandler, 2.vii.2010
Range
ON & most of the US (NH-MN-OR south to SC-LA-TX-CA) to Guatemala(2)(D.S. Chandler, pers. comm. to =v=)
Habitat
Adults on trees/shrubs/grasses; 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.