New Information about Anthocomus equestris (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera: Melyridae), a Soft-Winged Flower Beetle Commonly Found in Homes

Anthocomus equestris (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera: Melyridae) is a species of non-native soft-winged flower beetle that can be commonly found in homes in eastern North America. Herein, I use information from museum specimens and citizen science websites to track the historic range expansion of A. equestris from New Jersey through eastern North America and the Midwest, where it has not been previously recorded in the literature. Additionally, I discuss the apparent shift of adult beetles from indoors to outdoors.

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Work Title New Information about Anthocomus equestris (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera: Melyridae), a Soft-Winged Flower Beetle Commonly Found in Homes
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  1. Michael J. Skvarla
Keyword
  1. Melyrid
  2. Introduced
  3. Pest
  4. Anthocomus
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Work Type Article
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  1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Date November 23, 2019
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  1. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.121.4.693
Deposited March 18, 2024

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    • Melyrid, Introduced, Pest, Anthocomus
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    • Anthocomus equestris (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera: Melyridae) is a species of non-native soft-winged flower beetle that can be commonly found in homes in eastern North America. Herein, I use information from museum specimens and citizen science websites to track the historic range expansion of A. equestris from New Jersey through eastern North America and the Midwest, where it has not been previously recorded in the literature. Additionally, I discuss the apparent shift of adult beetles from indoors to outdoors.
    • _Anthocomus equestris_ (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera: Melyridae) is a species of non-native soft-winged flower beetle that can be commonly found in homes in eastern North America. Herein, I use information from museum specimens and citizen science websites to track the historic range expansion of _A. equestris_ from New Jersey through eastern North America and the Midwest, where it has not been previously recorded in the literature. Additionally, I discuss the apparent shift of adult beetles from indoors to outdoors.
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    • 2019-01-01
    • 2019-11-23
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