end band net-winged beetle

(Calopteron terminale)

Conservation Status
end band net-winged beetle
Photo by Luciearl
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

End band net-winged beetle 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 antennae are black, long, thick, and saw-toothed. The eyes protrude.

The exoskeletal plate covering the thorax (pronotum) covers most of the head. It has yellow-orange markings on the sides.

The hardened forewings (elytra) are broadest toward the rear and extend beyond the body. The basal half of the wing (near the head) is yellowish-orange, the lower half, the “band”, is bluish-black. There is sometimes also a median black band. When present, it is narrow compared to other net-winged beetles. When viewed from the side the elytra are wavy, with a depression just before the terminal black band. They have pronounced longitudinal ridges and a network of less distinct cross ridges. All of the ridges are equal in height.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 5 16 to

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Deciduous forests

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

August to September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

Females deposit eggs on dead or dying trees.

 
     
 

Larva Food

 
 

Small insects and mites

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Juices of decaying vegetable matter.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 24, 27, 29, 30.

 
  9/6/2020      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
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  
 

Genus

Calopteron  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

end band net-wing beetle

end band net-winged beetle

end-band net-winged beetle

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Elytra

The hardened or leathery 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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  I am in Mississippi and found this specimen. Looked it up and appears to be native to you all. Is this an end banded net winged beetle?   end band net-winged beetle  
 

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Found in my woods. I learn something new every time I go there.

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  Jeremy Smith
10/6/2020

Location: Mississippi

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  Dave Mathews
8/30/2020

Location: Anoka County

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  Luciearl
7/26/2018

Location: Fairview Township

Found in my woods. I learn something new every time I go there.

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