end band net-winged beetle

(Calopteron terminale)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

end band net-winged beetle

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

August to September

Habitat

Deciduous forests

Size

 


Identification

This is a large, colorful, net-winged beetle. It is usually found resting on vegetation in moist woods. The body is 5 16 to long. Males are smaller than females.

The hardened forewings (elytra) have pronounced longitudinal ridges and a network of less distinct cross ridges. They are broadest toward the rear and extend beyond the body. The lower half of the wing (near the head) is yellow-orange, the upper half, the “band”, is blue-black. They do not have a median black band. When viewed from the side the elytra are wavy and there is a depression just below the terminal black band.

The pronotum covers most of the head. It has yellow-orange markings on the sides.

The antennae are long, thick, and saw-toothed. The eyes protrude.

 
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Larval Food

Small insects and mites

 
Adult Food

Juices of decaying vegetable matter.

 
Life Cycle

Females deposit eggs on dead or dying trees.

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Coleoptera (beetles)

 

Suborder:

Polyphaga (water, rove, scarab, longhorn, leaf and snout beetles)

 

Infraorder:

Elateriformia

 

Superfamily:

Elateroidea (click, firefly and soldier beetles)

 

Family:

Lycidae (net-winged beetles)

 

Subfamily:

Lycinae

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

end band net-wing beetle

end band net-winged beetle

end-band net-winged beetle


 

 

 

 

Glossary

elytra

The hardened forewings on an insect used to protect the fragile hindwings, which are used for flying, in beetles and true bugs.

 

pronotum

The saddle-shaped, exoskeletal plate on the upper side of the first segment of the thorax of an insect.

       

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