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Species Brassicogethes viridescens

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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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Genus Brassicogethes
Species viridescens (Brassicogethes viridescens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Meligethes viridescens
Explanation of Names
Brassicogethes viridescens (Fabricius 1787)
Identification
see updated key in(1)
Range
transpalaearctic species introduced to N. America(2)
Food
adults observed en masse on inflorescences of Raphanus raphanistrum in NS & PE(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: ME 1993(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Meligethes viridescens (F.) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Maine, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island...
Hoebeke E.R., Wheeler A.G. 1996. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 98: 221-227.
2.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.