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Species Isorhipis obliqua

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Eucnemidae (False Click Beetles)
Subfamily Melasinae
Tribe Melasini
Genus Isorhipis
Species obliqua (Isorhipis obliqua)
Explanation of Names
Isorhipis obliqua (Say, 1839)
Size
5-10 mm(1)
Identification
Elongate, narrow, bicolored. Head, pronotum, underside mostly dark brown or black, appendages lighter. Antennomeres 4-10 flabellate in male, serrate in female. Pronotum with narrow groove limited to basal half. Elytra with distinct and punctate rows, yellowish with sides and tips dark brown. (2)
Range
e. NA (QC to GA-AR-TX)(3)
Habitat
Larvae develop in dry, hard heartwood of decaying hardwoods(2)
Season
mostly May-July (BG data)
Food
Hosts: various deciduous trees (Acer, Betula, Cornus, Fagus, Platanus), mainly in decaying soft wood(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.A revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae
Muona J. 2000. Acta Zool. Fenn. 212: 1‒106.