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Genus Trogoxylon

Trogoxylon aequale (Wollaston) - Trogoxylon aequale Trogoxylon aequale (Wollaston) - Trogoxylon aequale Trogoxylon aequale (Wollaston) - Trogoxylon aequale Trogoxylon aequale (Wollaston) - Trogoxylon aequale Bostrichidae, ventral - Trogoxylon parallelipipedum another small brown beetle - Trogoxylon parallelipipedum Trogoxylon parallelipipedum Velvety Powderpost Beetle - Trogoxylon parallelipipedum
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Lyctinae (Powder-post Beetles)
Genus Trogoxylon
Explanation of Names
Trogoxylon LeConte 1862
Greek 'gnaw' + 'wood'(1)
2 spp. apparently native + one adventive in our area(2), 15 spp. worldwide(3)
key to New World spp. in(1)
nearly cosmopolitan(2)
our only representative of the tribe Trogoxylini Lesne 1921, that contains 6 genera
Works Cited
1.A revision of the New World species of powder-post beetles belonging to the family Lyctidae.
Gerberg, E.J. 1957. USDA Technical Bulletin 1157: 1–55.
2.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.
3.World catalogue of Bostrichidae (Coleoptera)
Borowski J., Węgrzynowicz P. 2007. Mantis, Olsztyn, 247 pp.