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1 December 2011 Seasonal Appearance, Diel Flight Activity, and Geographic Distribution of Male Telegeusis texensis Fleenor and Taber (Coleoptera: Telegeusidae)
Scott B. Fleenor, John C. Abbott, Ellison Wang
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The natural history of Telegeusis texensis Fleenor and Taber is reviewed and summarized. Over 2,500 male specimens of this species have been reported from Malaise, flight intercept, and light traps in the decade following its description, making it the best known species of the family Telegeusidae. Nevertheless, larvae, larval and pupal microhabitats, and adult females remain undiscovered, and adult males are known only as trapping “artifacts.” Hence, only seasonal appearance, flight activity, and the geographic distribution of males have been documented. The paucity of life history biology about this species will likely be remedied only after adult males are detected elsewhere in the habitat than at man-made flight intercept barriers and traps.

Scott B. Fleenor, John C. Abbott, and Ellison Wang "Seasonal Appearance, Diel Flight Activity, and Geographic Distribution of Male Telegeusis texensis Fleenor and Taber (Coleoptera: Telegeusidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(4), 345-349, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.065.0404
Received: 14 June 2011; Accepted: 25 October 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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aposematism
behavior
Elateroidea
long-lipped beetle
Texas
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