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Species Monophylla terminata

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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 Tillinae
Genus Monophylla
Species terminata (Monophylla terminata)
Explanation of Names
Monophylla terminata (Say 1835)
Size
4-7 mm(1)
Range
e. US to AZ, n. Mex. - Map (2)(3)(4)
Habitat
on vines, shrubs, and trees infested with small cerambycid larvae(1)
See Also
Readily separated from californica and substriaia by the thorax being yellow, with a black discal spot of variable size but never covering entire pronotum, the elytra more coarsely, densely punctate, the lateral margin pale before the middle and the abdomen entirely yellow or red in the male, the apical segment black in the female. The antenna of the male in this species are ten-jointed; in the male of californica and substriata they are eight-jointed. (Wolcott 1910)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.A checklist of the New World species of Tillinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with an illustrated key to genera...
Burke A.F., Leavengood J.M., Zolnerowich G. 2015. Zootaxa 4059: 1-39.
3.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.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)