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26 September 2019 An Uncommon Beetle, Blapstinus metallicus (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), Found in Maine Wild Blueberry Fields
Francis A. Drummond, William R. Aman, Judith A. Collins
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Despite the tenebrionid genus Blapstinus being species rich with 91 described species in North America, individual beetles are not commonly observed. We collected Blapstinus metallicus (Fab.) in Maine wild blueberry fields in 2012 and in a Massachusetts wooded residential property in 2017. This species has the largest geographic range of all the Blapstinus species reported in North America. Our paper reports on the death feigning behavior of B. metallicus and provides a review of the literature on this little studied group of beetles.

© 2019 Kansas Entomological Society
Francis A. Drummond, William R. Aman, and Judith A. Collins "An Uncommon Beetle, Blapstinus metallicus (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), Found in Maine Wild Blueberry Fields," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 92(1), 400-405, (26 September 2019). https://doi.org/10.2317/0022-8567-92.1.400
Received: 23 January 2019; Accepted: 11 March 2019; Published: 26 September 2019
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