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Genus Collops

Collops - Collops sp-two-nev Blue Beetle - Collops hirtellus Melyridae - Soft-winged Flower Beetles - Collops tricolor beetle ? turquoise, red, black & tan - Collops grandis Collops crusoe - female ID? - Collops Malachiini? - Collops parvus - female Female, Collops grandis? - Collops grandis - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Malachiinae
Tribe Malachiini
Subtribe Apalochrina
Genus Collops
Explanation of Names
Collops Erichson 1840
45 spp. in our area, 70 total (67 in NA + 3 in S. America). Several undescribed spp. in sw.US(1); 16 in CA(2)
4-7 mm(3)
Antennae appear 10-segmented because antennomere 2 is very small and hidden; males basal antennomeres often modified:

An old key to species in (4), additional spp. described/treated in Marshall (1951).
Across the continent, Canada to Mexico(1)
Not yet in guide:
Collops arizonensis Marshall 1951 ∙ AZ
Collops berthacarrae Evers 1995 ∙ CA
Collops bridgeri Tanner 1936 ∙ MO‒SD‒WY ∙ Holotype
Collops dimorphicus Russell 1966 ∙ WA
Collops discretus Fall 1912 ∙ CO ∙ Syntype
Collops femoratus Schaeffer 1912 ∙ AZ
Collops georgianus Fall 1910 ∙ GA ∙ Syntype
Collops knulli Marshall 1951 ∙ TX
Collops limbatus LeConte 1866 ∙ Great Plains? ∙ Syntype
Collops nevadensis Evers 1995 ∙ NV
Collops scutellatus Schaeffer 1912 ∙ TX
Collops similis Schaeffer 1912 ∙ UT
Collops subtropicus Fall 1912 ∙ FL ∙ Holotype
Collops versatilis Fall 1912 ∙ OR‒AZ ∙ Syntype
Print References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.California Beetle Project
3.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.A Review of the North American Species of Collops (Col.)
H. C. Fall. 1912. New York Entomological Society.
5.The Malachiidae of north central Mexico (Coleoptera)
Malcolm Yeaman Marshall. 1952. American Museum of Natural History.