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Species Calopteron discrepans - Banded Net-winged Beetle

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Lycidae (Net-winged Beetles)
Subfamily Lycinae
Tribe Calopterini
Genus Calopteron
Species discrepans (Banded Net-winged Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calopteron discrepans (Newman)
Orig. Comb: Digrapha discrepans Newman 1838
Size
9.0–14.5 mm (1)
Range
e NA (QC-FL to MB-CO-TX) (1)
See Also
In C. discrepans, the upper transverse black band tends to be broad all the way to the edges, whereas in C. reticulatum, it tends either to taper at the edges or be narrow its entire length. This trait is not diagnostic, but may be helpful. In C. discrepans, the sutural extension of the median black band (running lengthwise up the center at the top of the wing) flares out basally, being widest at the scutellum, whereas in reticulatum, its borders (when it is present) run parallel. The metasternum is entirely black in discrepans, partly reddish in reticulatum. Second antennal segment black in discrepans, rusty in reticulatum. Underside of antennae usually black in discrepans, some segments rusty in reticulatum. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.The Lycidae of the United States and Canada IV. The tribe Calopterini (Coleoptera)
John Wagener Green. 1952. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 78, No. 1 .