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Species Lophocateres pusillus - Siamese Grain Beetle

Lophocateres pusillus
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Trogossitidae (Bark-gnawing Beetles)
Subfamily Peltinae
Tribe Lophocaterini
Genus Lophocateres
Species pusillus (Siamese Grain Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Lophocateres pusillus (Klug 1832)
Size
2.6–3.2 mm(1)
Identification
Range
native to Asia(2), currently pantropical(3); adventive in NA (se. US, SC-FL-TX)(4)
Food
attacks a variety of legumes, rice and rice products, cereals, cocoa beans, coffee beans, nutmeg, cassava, sweet potatoes, and dried fruits(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Coleoptera families other than Cerambycidae, Curculionidae sensu lato, Chrysomelidae sensu lato and Coccinelidae -- Chapter 8.5
Denux O., Zagatti P. 2010. BioRisk 4: 315–406.
3.Insect and Mite Pests in Food, an Illustrated Key
J. Richard Gorham, editor. 1991. United States Department of Agriculture Handbook 655.
4.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
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