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Species Cartodere bifasciata

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Latridiinae
Genus Cartodere
No Taxon (subgenus Aridius)
Species bifasciata (Cartodere bifasciata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lathridius bifasciatus, Aridius bifasciatus, Coninomus bifasciatus
Explanation of Names
Cartodere bifasciata (Reitter 1877)
Size
2.0-2.1 mm(1)
Identification
Easily seperated from similar Latridiids with laterally constricted pronotum by its colour pattern: black markings on elytra between 2nd and 5th. stria in anteriour third and behind middle; lateral black spot in about middle. The extent of the pattern varies between small, seperated maculae, and fused to bands.
Range
native to Australia, introduced into Europe [with tobacco]; apparently, a very recent introduction in our area (NS)(1)
Food
Larvae and adults feed on moulds in decaying organic material(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: NS 1989(1)
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