Monotoma producta, LeConte, 1855

Mcelrath, Thomas C. & Mchugh, Joseph V., 2018, Undocumented beetle diversity in the Southeastern United States: a case study of the minute clubbed beetles (Coleoptera: Monotomidae), Zootaxa 4472 (1), pp. 127-140: 133

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4472.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3DABF517-E1F0-42A7-B4D6-0577D10B7C58

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C71DC92A-FFF1-7741-ED93-6B4CFB1DFE87

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Monotoma producta
status

 

M. producta LeConte, 1855   ( Bousquet & Laplante 1999)

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Habitat and Biology: This species is endemic to the eastern North American seashore, where it is found in rotting beach wrack. In Georgia, this species is found in large numbers under ideal conditions, which are apparently the large piles of dense and humid sea vegetation that are deposited on the north ends of the coastal barrier islands (TCM, pers. observation). The first author collected a large series of over 50 individuals in one such pile in midsummer on the north end of Tybee Island , but failed to collect it again, despite numerous attempts, in either May, July, or October on Sapelo or Jekyll Island on the eastern and southern ends of those islands.  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Monotomidae

Genus

Monotoma