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Species Sparedrus aspersus

Sparedrus aspersus (LeConte) - Sparedrus aspersus Sparedrus aspersus Sparedrus aspersus Beetle with long antennae - Sparedrus aspersus Beetle with long antennae - Sparedrus aspersus Beetle with long antennae - Sparedrus aspersus Beetle with long antennae - Sparedrus aspersus Insect - Sparedrus aspersus
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 Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Calopodinae
Genus Sparedrus
Species aspersus (Sparedrus aspersus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sparedrus aspersus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Calopus aspersus LeConte, 1866 (not 1886 as commonly cited, LeConte's last pub was in 1883)
Explanation of Names
aspersus = 'spotty/scattered' (may refer to black dots on elytra or to sporadic distribution(?))
Size
11 mm (Type)
Identification

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2012
Range
TX / Baja, Mex. - Map (1)(2) - common in the Hill Country of c. TX (E.G. Riley, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2012)
Season
Mar-Apr (BG data)
Remarks
Adults come to lights (E.G. Riley, pers. comm., 2012)
See Also
This species differs from S. angustus not only by the small smooth spots of the elytra but by the form of the thorax which has the sides straight merely a little rounded near the apex. In S. angustus the thorax is feebly campanulate (shaped like a bell), the sides being rounded near the apex and then broadly sinuate to the base. The pubescence of the elytra is uniform in the latter while in S. aspersus longer hairs are intermixed. (LeConte 1866)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1866. New species of North American Coleoptera. Prepared for the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1 (concluded). Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 6(167): 87-168.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic Oedemeridae (Coleoptera)
Arnett R.H., Jr. 1951. American Midland Naturalist 45: 257-391.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)