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Species Chelonarium lecontei

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Chelonariidae (Turtle Beetles)
Genus Chelonarium
Species lecontei (Chelonarium lecontei)
Explanation of Names
Chelonarium lecontei Thomson 1867
7-8 mm(1)

Det. J.C. Abbott, 1996
se US, AZ (VA-FL to OK-TX) / Bahamas - Map (Dajoz 1988)(2)(3)
Jun-Jul (BG data)
usually taken at lights, but also in Malaise traps and by sweeping/beating, especially at night; sometimes in tree holes(1)
Print References
Coats J.R., Selander R.B. (1979) Notes on Chelonarium lecontei Thomson (Coleoptera: Chelonariidae), including description of an unusual righting behavior. Col. Bull. 33: 57-59. (JSTOR)
Dajoz R. (1988) A record of Chelonarium lecontei Thomson from Arizona (U.S.A.) (Col. Chelonariidae). Nouv. Rev. Entomol. (N.S.) 5: 208.
Tuff D.W. (1975) New distributional record for Chelonarium lecontei Thomson (Coleoptera: Chelonariidae). Southwest Nat. 19: 437-439. (JSTOR)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)