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Species Stricticollis tobias

 Stricticollis tobias - Stricticollis tobias 907W06 - Stricticollis tobias 916W19 - Stricticollis tobias 916W24 - Stricticollis tobias 918W13 - Stricticollis tobias Stricticollis tobias Antlike Leaf Beetle  - Stricticollis tobias Comma-spotted ant-like flower beetle - Stricticollis tobias
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 Stricticollis
Species tobias (Stricticollis tobias)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthicus tobias, Stricticomus tobias(1)
Explanation of Names
Stricticollis tobias (Marseul 1879)
2.6-3.1 mm(2)
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in the New World (QC-WI-NE to FL-TX & OR-CA to UT-AZ to Argentina)(3)(4)(D.S. Chandler, pers. comm. to =v=)
Works Cited
1.Nomenclatural notes on the Palaearctic Anthicidae (Coleoptera)
Chandler D.S., Nardi G., Telnov D. 2004. Mitt. internat. entomol. Ver. 29: 109-173.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.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.
4.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.