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Species Necrobia violacea - Cosmopolitan Blue Bone Beetle

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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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Korynetinae
Genus Necrobia
Species violacea (Cosmopolitan Blue Bone Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Necrobia violacea (Linnaeus)
now cosmopolitan(1) and occurs over much of the US and adjacent Canada(2)
native to the Palaearctic
skins and bones of dead animals and dried fish; dermestid larvae(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.
2.The checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Christopher G. Majka. 2006. Zootaxa 1385: 31–46.