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


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Necrodes surinamensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

IdentificationThis is the largest Alberta silphine and the only one with large eyes. Each elytron has a narrow posterior red fascia and sometimes traces of an anterior one as well. In moderate to large males the metafemora are swollen, with one or two preapical teeth; the metatibiae bear a preapical tooth; and the metatrochanters apically have an accessory spine, or are angulate.

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