end band net-winged beetle

(Calopteron terminale)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

end band net-winged beetle

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

August to September

Habitat

Deciduous forests

Size Total Length: 5 16 to
   
    Photo by Luciearl
 
Identification

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.

 
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Species

 

 
Larval Food

Small insects and mites

 
Adult Food

Juices of decaying vegetable matter.

 
Life Cycle

Females deposit eggs on dead or dying trees.

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 24, 27, 29, 30.
 
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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

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

end band net-wing beetle

end band net-winged beetle

end-band net-winged beetle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Elytra

The hardened 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?

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Net-winged beetle

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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