Wolcottia aegra (Newman) a narrow, elongate, brown clerid beetle about 4.
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).
aegra with the similarly colored pseudomyrmecine ants Pseudomyrmex pallidus (F.
aegra exhibits an antlike habitus, use of the more neutral term myrmecomorphy might be preferable to ant mimicry in the absence of data demonstrating that a resemblance to ants enhances survivorship of the clerid.
Wolcottia (=Isohydnocera) aegra, an antlike or myrmecomorphic clerid beetle typically not well represented in collections, was associated with grasses at 14 sites (28 collections) in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.