Species - Melanophila acuminata

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum


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Melanophila acuminata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameBlack Fire Beetle or Fire Bugs SeasonalityJune to September. IdentificationThe adults are all black, and may be confused at first glance with Anthaxia inornata. The curved base of the pronotum separates the Melanophila from the Anthaxia and the presence of mesothoracic sensory pits sets M. acuminata apart from all other Alberta buprestids.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum