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Species Sitophagus hololeptoides

Sitophagus hololeptoides (Laporte) - Sitophagus hololeptoides - male Sitophagus hololeptoides (Laporte) - Sitophagus hololeptoides - female Sitophagus hololeptoides (Laporte) - Sitophagus hololeptoides - female Sitophagus hololeptoides (Laporte) - Sitophagus hololeptoides - female
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 Adelinina
Genus Sitophagus
Species hololeptoides (Sitophagus hololeptoides)
Explanation of Names
Sitophagus hololeptoides (Laporte 1840)
Size
5-6 mm(1)
Identification
male head is horned(2)
Range
widespread neotropical species ranging into so. US (CA-TX-FL)(3); introduced into W. Africa(1)
"I don't find any records of it outside the Americas so not sure if 'cosmopolitan' is correct." (Warren Steiner, pers. comm. to =v= 23.vi.10)
Habitat
stored products(2), esp. maize(1); also under bark
Remarks
A minor pest; can give a bad smell to the stored goods.
Works Cited
1.Insects of stored products
D.P. Rees. 2004. CSIRO Publishing, 192 pp.
2.The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.