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Species Collops quadrimaculatus

Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops quadrimaculatus - female Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Collops quadrimaculatus - female Collops sp. -  C. balteatus? - Collops quadrimaculatus Collops quadrimaculatus (Fabricius) - Collops quadrimaculatus - female Melyridae, dorsal - Collops quadrimaculatus - female Melyridae, frontal - Collops quadrimaculatus - female Melyridae, antennae - Collops quadrimaculatus - male Collops quadrimaculatus - male
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 Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Malachiinae
Tribe Malachiini
Subtribe Apalochrina
Genus Collops
Species quadrimaculatus (Collops quadrimaculatus)
Other Common Names
Four-spotted Collops
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Collops quadrimaculatus (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Malachius quadrimaculatus Fabricius 1798
45 spp n. of Mex. (1)
Basal segment of antenna in male thicker and shorter, barely one-half longer than wide; elytra less coarsely punctate; prothorax shining throughout. (2)
C. quadrimaculatus may be known by its very small size, and by its having the head blue or greenish, excepting only the margin of the labrum. The legs are nearly black, but with reddish-brown tibiae in some specimens; the abdomen mottled. - BCA
e US (TX-FL-NH-IA) (3),(BG data)
mostly: Jun-Aug (BG data)
very common in the eastern US (2)
See Also
C. histrio differs, according to Erichson, from C. quadrimaculatus in the basal cyaneous spots touching the suture and external margins, and is a little larger on the average. They are evidently very nearly allied to each other. - BCA
Print References
Gorham, H.S. (1880-1886). BCA: Insecta. Coleoptera. Malacodermata 3(2): pg. 114, pg. 315
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The Malachiidae of north central Mexico (Coleoptera)
Malcolm Yeaman Marshall. 1952. American Museum of Natural History.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.