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Species Brassicogethes viridescens

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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)
see updated key in(1)
transpalaearctic species introduced to N. America(2)
adults observed en masse on inflorescences of Raphanus raphanistrum in NS & PE(1)
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.