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Species Telephanus atricapillus

Silvanid Flat Bark Beetle - Telephanus atricapillus Bark Beetle - Telephanus atricapillus Sylvanid - Telephanus atricapillus Silvanidae, dorsal - Telephanus atricapillus Silvanid  - Telephanus atricapillus Telephanus atricapillus Telephanus atricapillus Telephanus atricapillus
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Silvanidae (Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Brontinae
Tribe Telephanini
Genus Telephanus
Species atricapillus (Telephanus atricapillus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Telephanus velox (Haldeman 1846) [considered valid by some, e.g. ITIS; see discussion in Thomas (1993)(1)]
Explanation of Names
Telephanus atricapillus Erichson 1846 (2)
atricapillus - 'black-headed'
3.6-4.3 mm(1)
head black, pronotum orange, elytra yellowish-gold on basal half and blackish posteriorly; blackish triangle present medially at base of elytra and pronotum; antennae at least 3 times as long as head and often held together, projecting forward along body axis; pronotum about same length as head but slightly wider anteriorly, tapering posteriorly; elytra 3-4 times as long as pronotum, twice as wide, almost parallel-sided, anterior edge straight with squarish corners, posterior edge rounded
e. N. Amer. to AZ(1)
very common under rubbish of various sorts; comes to light(1)
Works Cited
1.The flat bark beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Silvanidae, Passandridae, Laemophloeidae)
Thomas M.C. 1993. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas 15: viii+93 pp.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.