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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The tumbling flower beetles, as these small active insects are called, are capable of running and flying about with great rapidity. Their habit of kicking and tumbling about after having fallen out of a flower is responsible for their common name. They are small, wedge-shaped beetles; their body arched; head bent downward and the abdomen usually prolonged into a pointed style. In most species the hind legs are very long, front legs short, the hind tarsi long and compressed. The tarsal claws are either simple or cleft to the base. They are usually black, densely covered with fine silken pubescence, and often spotted or banded with yellow or silver.

Publication Date

1939

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

46

Issue

1

First Page

427

Last Page

428

Copyright

© Copyright 1939 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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