Mordellistena

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Mordellistena
Mordellistena neuwaldeggiana MHNT Dos 3.jpg
Mordellistena neuwaldeggiana
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Mordellistena

Costa, 1854

Mordellistena is a genus (type) of beetles in the family Mordellidae. It contains many species.[1]

They are "tumbling flower beetles", so-called for the typical irregular movements they make when escaping predators.

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  1. Mordellidae Species List at Joel Hallan’s Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved on 20 December 2012.

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