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Species Carpophilus obsoletus - Carpophilus obsoletus 0

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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Carpophilinae
Genus Carpophilus
No Taxon (subgenus Carpophilus)
Species obsoletus (Carpophilus obsoletus 0)
Explanation of Names
Carpophilus obsoletus Erichson 1843
Size
2.3-4.5 mm(1)
Identification
adult habitus photos: 123
Range
native to tropical Asia(2), now almost cosmopolitan(3), adventive in our area, apparently from Asia(4)
Remarks
a major pest of various dry agricultural products(3)
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