Wolcottia aegra (Newman) a narrow, elongate, brown clerid beetle about 4.3 mm long (Fig.
aegra generally is not well represented in collections, and its habitat and plant associations are little known.
aegra in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina from grasses at 14 sites (28 collections) during Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, and Dec (Table 1).
aegra not abundant on, but "fairly characteristic" of, S.
aegra has been assumed to be predacious (Davis & Gray 1966).
Patrick Bureau, a research associate at Aegra
Therapeutics Inc., explains, "We routinely extract compounds in corrosive, organic solvents and pump them under vacuum to obtain the pure molecules.