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Genus Blapstinus

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Opatrini
Genus Blapstinus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Revision in preparation(1)
Explanation of Names
Blapstinus Sturm 1826
~30 spp. in our area(1)
Key to spp.: Davis (1970)
Life Cycle
asso. w/ fire ant nests in Texas (2)
Print References
Davis J.C. (1970) Revision of the genus Blapstinus Sturm of America north of Mexico with notes on extralimital species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Thesis. The Ohio State University, 459 pp. [unpublished]
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.Beetles of the genera Myrmecaphodius, Rhyssemus, and Blapstinus in Texas fire ant nests.
Summerlin, J.W. 1978. Southwestern Entomologist 3(1): 27-29.