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Soldier Beetle - Chauliognathus sp.

Family Cantharidae, Subfamily Chauliognathinae, Tribe Chauliognathini


(on Asclepias asperula)

FM 1674, Menard Co., Texas
April 29, 2005 (M Quinn)

Similar Species: 

There are 19 widely distributed Nearctic species of Chauliognathus.

Texas Taxa:

Chauliognathus basalis LeConte 
Chauliognathus discus discus
Chauliognathus discus texanus
Chauliognathus lewisi lewisi
Chauliognathus limbicollis
Chauliognathus marginatus
Chauliognathus omissus
Chauliognathus pensylvanicus
Chauliognathus scutellaris
Chauliognathus transversus
Chauliognathus werneri


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Fender, K.M. 1964. The Chauliognathini of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera-Cantharidae). Part 1. Northwest Science 38:5264.

Fender, K.M. 1964. The Chauliognathini of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera-Cantharidae). Part 2. Northwest Science 38:95-106.

Miskimen, G.W. 1966. Zoogeography and systematics of North and Central American Chauliognathini (Coleoptera: Chauliognathidae). Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida. 162 pp. [unpublished]

White. R.E. 1983. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 368 pp.

31 Dec 2005   Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information