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Genus Ischyropalpus

Anthicid - Ischyropalpus Anthicid - Ischyropalpus Ischyropalpus nitidulus? - Ischyropalpus nitidulus Ischyropalpus cf. nitidulus? - Ischyropalpus Ischyropalpus?? - Ischyropalpus Ischyropalpus?? - Ischyropalpus Anthicidae - Ischyropalpus Anthicid - Ischyropalpus
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 Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Genus Ischyropalpus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Ischyropalpus LaFerté-Senéctère 1849
'one with enlarged feelers/palpi'
13 spp. in our area(2)
primarily Neotropical; in our area, most diverse in sw. US; I. nitidulus is widespread in Canada & the western 2/3 of the US, I. obscurus & I. sturmi are eastern, I. turgidicollis & I. cochisei are western and reach BC); none in FL or adjacent regions(1)(3)
on flowers or vegetation(2)
pollen, small arthropods(2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Nearctic Ischyropalpus (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)
Werner F.G. 1973. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 66: 1055-1064.
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.
3.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska