Dysmerus basalis Casey

Thomas, Michael C., 2009, A review of the genus Dysmerus Casey (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae), Insecta Mundi 2009 (74), pp. 1-30: 6-7

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5405025

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scientific name

Dysmerus basalis Casey
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Dysmerus basalis Casey  

Fig. 1-7, 31, Map 1

Dysmerus basalis Casey 1884: 97  

Diagnosis. Individuals can be distinguished from other members of the genus by a combination of the following character states: head without median longitudinal carina ( Fig. 7 View Figure 7-9 ); distinct dorsal pubescence; eyes pyramidal in shape ( Fig. 2 View Figure 2-5 ). In addition, the male scape is relatively simple, without dorsal or ventral projections ( Fig. 2-4 View Figure 2-5 ), and, in large males, strongly produced, bifurcate anterolateral extensions of the frons present ( Fig. 7 View Figure 7-9 ). Male genitalia as in Fig. 31 View Figure 31-34 .

Distribution. U.S.A. (Florida north to New York and west to Oklahoma), Bahamas (Andros Island) (Map 1).

Specimens examined: 118 from: BAHAMAS: Andros Island: Forfar Field Station   ; U.S.A.: Alabama: Rocky Ridge, Monroe Co.: Haines Island Park   ; Shelby Co.: Vestavia   ; Arkansas: Lafayette Co.: Garland, FS Camp Clearfork   ; Pulaski Co.: Little Rock   ; District of Columbia: Washington; Florida: Alachua Co.: Haw Creek , Gainesville   ; Dade Co.: Biscayne, Camp Mahachee   ; Highlands Co.: Highlands Hammock State Park   ; Jackson Co.: Mariana   ; Monroe Co.: Key Largo, Key West   ; Kentucky: Knox Co.: Barbourville   ; Louisiana: East Baton Rouge Co.: Baton Rouge   ; Maryland: Harford Co.: Gunpowder   ; Jackson Co.: Medora, Starve Hollow Lk., Montgomery Co. : Plummers Is   .; Mississippi: Okibbeha Co.: 3mi. W Adaton   ; Winston Co.: Tombigbee National Forest   ; New York: Tomkins Co.: Ithaca   ; North Carolina: Polk Co.: Tryon   ; Oklahoma: Grady Co.: Tuttle   ; Pennsylvania: Dauphin Co.: Hummelstown   ; Virginia: Arlington Co.: Rosslyn   ; West Virginia: Wood Co.: Kanahwa Station . ( CDFA, FSCA, MSUC, USNM)  

Habits and habitats: See discussion under Life History above.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Laemophloeidae

Genus

Dysmerus

Loc

Dysmerus basalis Casey

Thomas, Michael C. 2009
2009
Loc

Dysmerus basalis Casey 1884: 97

Casey, T. L. 1884: 97
1884