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Species Carpophilus marginellus

Carpophilus marginellus Motschulsky - Carpophilus marginellus Carpophilus 06 - Carpophilus marginellus Carpophilus - Carpophilus marginellus beetle - Carpophilus marginellus beetle - Carpophilus marginellus Carpophilus sp. - Carpophilus marginellus Carpophilus sp. - Carpophilus marginellus Carpophilus sp. - Carpophilus marginellus
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 Semocarpolus)
Species marginellus (Carpophilus marginellus)
Explanation of Names
Carpophilus marginellus Motschulsky 1858
Size
2.6-3.5 mm(1)
Range
native to SE. Asia, now almost cosmopolitan; throughout the US and se. Canada (NS-SK)(2)(3)
Remarks
pest of whole and milled grains(4)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Walker 2007)(1)