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Species Lobometopon fusiforme

Gray Beetle - Lobometopon fusiforme beetle - Lobometopon fusiforme beetle - Lobometopon fusiforme Epitragini? - Lobometopon fusiforme Epitragini? - Lobometopon fusiforme Epitragini? - Lobometopon fusiforme Lobometopon fusiforme cribricolle Casey - Lobometopon fusiforme Lobometopon fusiforme cribricolle Casey - Lobometopon fusiforme
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Pimeliinae
Tribe Epitragini
Genus Lobometopon
Species fusiforme (Lobometopon fusiforme)
Explanation of Names
Lobometopon fusiforme Casey 1890
Numbers
3 sspp.(1)
Identification
"In this lighting, you can see the faint hint of costae (ridges) running lengthwise along the elytra, and an almost-impunctate dorsal midline on the pronotum. I noticed the same thing in several NMNH specimens of this species." (per. Jason Botz)
Range
L. f. cribricolle SD-TX-NM & Mexico (NL), L. f. fusiforme AZ & Mexico (SO), L. f. uintanum NV-AZ to UT-NM(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.