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Species Pelonides quadrinotata

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Enopliinae
Genus Pelonides
Species quadrinotata (Pelonides quadrinotata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as a variety of P. quadripunctata (Say)
Explanation of Names
Pelonides quadrinotata (Haldeman 1853)
Size
4.3–8.0 mm(1)
Identification
individuals with any kind of red marking on the forebody (head+prothorax) are P. quadrinotata (which sometimes has no spots at all), while in P. quadripunctata the forebody is entirely black
Range
KS-TX(1)
Habitat
collected on bloom of Allium, Asclepias, Ceanothus, Quercus, Apocynum(1)
Season
Mar-May(1)