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Species Epauloecus unicolor

Epauloecus unicolor
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Ptininae (Spider Beetles)
Tribe Ptinini
Genus Epauloecus
Species unicolor (Epauloecus unicolor)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tipnus unicolor
Explanation of Names
Epauloecus unicolor (Piller & Mitterpacher 1783)
Size
1.5-2.5 mm
Range
native to Europe(1), adventive in NA(2) (now occurs across Canada)
Habitat
homes, warehouses, mostly in straw/hay; nests of bumblebees, birds, rodents; tree holes(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NF before 1620(2)