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Diversity and phenology of tumbling flower beetles (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) captured in a malaise trap.
By Jackman and Nelson
Entomological News 106(3): 97-107., 1995
Cite: 733532 with citation markup [cite:733532]
Jackman, J.A., and C.R. Nelson. 1995. Diversity and phenology of tumbling flower beetles (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) captured in a malaise trap. Entomological News 106(3): 97-107.

BioStor - BHL

ABSTRACT: Adult mordellid beetles were monitored at Brackenridge Field Laboratory in Austin, Texas from January 1990 through December 1990 using a Malaise trap. A total of 754 specimens representing 35 species (17% of the North American fauna) and one subspecies were taken in this study. Twenty-eight of the species and one subspecies are recorded for the first time from Texas. Specimens were collected as early as March 13-19 and as late as November 27-December 3. Up to 19 species, nearly 10% of the mordellid fauna of North American north of Mexico, were collected in a single week. However, 19 (52%) of the taxa reported in this study were represented by five or fewer specimens indicating that most species were relatively rare. The seasonal flight pattern indicated a unimodal flight activity pattern for the family and also for most species.

Tomoxia serval (Say): 2

Paramordellaria carinata (Smith): 64

Mordella atrata lecontei Csiki: 4
Mordella marginata Melsheimer: 5

Glipa hilaris (Say): 2

Mordellistena andreae ancilla LeConte: 99
Mordellistena andreae ustulata LeConte: 46
Mordellistena blatchleyi Liljeblad: 66
Mordellistena convicta LeConte: 111
Mordellistena hebraica LeConte: 51
Mordellistena pustulata (Melsheimer): 52

Mordellistena aspersa (Melsheimer): 18
Mordellistena cervicalis LeConte: 3
Mordellistena crinita Liljeblad: 20
Mordellistena ferruginoides Smith: 1
Mordellistena fulvicollis (Melsheimer): 3
Mordellistena infima LeConte: 1
Mordellistena lecontei Ermisch: 1
Mordellistena limbalis (Melsheimer): 21
Mordellistena masoni Liljeblad: 1
Mordellistena minutalis Liljeblad: 2
Mordellistena morula LeConte: 6
Mordellistena nubila (LeConte): 1
Mordellistena pauxilla Liljeblad: 4
Mordellistena pratensis Smith: 11
Mordellistena pubescens (Fabricius): 4
Mordellistena rubrifascia Liljeblad: 1
Mordellistena semiusta LeConte: 4
Mordellistena splendens Smith: 64
Mordellistena subfucus Liljeblad: 4
Mordellistena testacea Blatchley: 18
Mordellistena trifasciata (Say): 21
Mordellistena vapida LeConte: 1
Mordellistena wenzeli Liljeblad: 7
Mordellistena wickhami Liljeblad: 10

Pseudotolida arida (LeConte): 22

Glipostenoda ambusta (LeConte): 3