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Species Ernobius mollis - Pine Bark Anobiid

Ernobius mollis Ernobius mollis Ernobius mollis
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 Ernobiinae
Tribe Ernobiini
Genus Ernobius
Species mollis (Pine Bark Anobiid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anobiid Bark Beetle(1)
Explanation of Names
Ernobius mollis (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
2.8-6.2 mm(2)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (NF-ON & e. US)(3)(1) (considered of uncertain origin in(4))
Habitat
infests softwood timber, especially with small sections of bark remaining; feeds in outer sapwood beneath the bark; does not reinfest or cause structural damage to wood(1); sawmills, books(4)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: PA 1846(5)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Lompe A. (2002-) Die Käfer Europas: Ein Bestimmungswerk im Internet
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
5.The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Coleoptera: Bostrichiformia)
C.J. Majka. 2007. Zootaxa 1573: 1–38.