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Subspecies Malthinus occipitalis atripennis

Malthinus occipitalis atripennis - Malthinus occipitalis Malthinus occipitalis atripennis LeConte - Malthinus occipitalis Malthinus occipitalis atripennis LeConte - Malthinus occipitalis Malthinus occipitalis atripennis LeConte - Malthinus occipitalis
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Malthininae
Tribe Malthinini
Genus Malthinus
Species occipitalis (Malthinus occipitalis)
Subspecies atripennis (Malthinus occipitalis atripennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Malthinus occipitalis atripennis LeConte, new status
Orig. Comb: Malthinus atripennis LeConte, 1881
Wittmer (1980) considers this to be a subsp. of M. occipitalis as the copulatory organ is only slightly different.
Explanation of Names
atripennis (L). 'black-wing' (1)
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Identification
Body color is constantly different (from M. occipitalis): uniformly orange pronotum, and black elytra with the sulphur-yellow terminal spot only hinted at my a smooth area. (Wittmer 1980)
Range
TX-OK (BG data)
Season
April (BG data)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1881. Synopsis of the Lampyridae of the United States. Transactions ofthe American Entomological Society, 9: 15-72.
Wittmer, W. 1980. Remarks on a few species of Malthinus Latreille (Coleoptera: Cantharidae: Malthini) from the United States. The Coleopterists Bulletin 34(3): 271-279. JSTOR
Internet References
Type - MCZC, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.