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Species Platydema micans

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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 micans (Platydema micans)
Explanation of Names
Platydema micans Horn 1870
3.4-4.4 mm(1)
se US (MD-FL to KS-TX) to Brazil; W. Indies(1)(2)(3)
Life Cycle
collected en masse in black light trap(1)
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.
3.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida