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Species Enoclerus lunatus

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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 Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Clerinae
Genus Enoclerus
Species lunatus (Enoclerus lunatus)
Explanation of Names
Enoclerus lunatus (Klug, 1842)
Identification
Each elytron with one crescent-shaped creamy white slightly elevated lunula located behind the middle, the punctation of the lunula being much less coarse and dense than the remaining elytral regions, the pubescence on the lunula no more dense than the remaining elytral regions (1)
Range
e US (TX-FL-NY-KS) (2), widely dist. in FL (1)
Season
coll'ed nearly every month in FL (1)
Life Cycle
One specimen was collected in the nest of Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Label data did not suggest whether or not the specimen of E. lunatus was collected alive. (1)
See Also
Enoclerus ichneumoneus is similar but has no elevated lunula. Possibly causing some confusion, E. nigripes has a pale arched fascia with black on either side just behind the middle of the elytra. However, the arched band in E. nigripes is densely pubescent and not elevated. (1)
Enoclerus nigripes (Say)
- Range: e NA to CA
Det. K. H. Stephan, 2002
Works Cited
1.The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.
2.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.