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Species Platydema flavipes

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Platydema
Species flavipes (Platydema flavipes)
Explanation of Names
Platydema flavipes (Fabricius 1801)
flavipes = 'yellow foot'
Size
3.6-5.4 mm(1)
Range
e. US (NH-FL to ND-TX)(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of Diaperini of American north of Mexico with notes on extralimital species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn, C.A. 1965. Proceedings of the United States National Museum No. 3515, 117: 349-458.
2.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.