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Genus Toramus

Toramus chamaeropis (Schaeffer) - Toramus chamaeropis patterned fungus beetle - Toramus pulchellus Toramus Beetle IMG_1853 - Toramus pulchellus Erotylidae - Toramus? - Toramus looks like Toramus pulchellus - Toramus pulchellus Minute beetle - Toramus pulchellus Toramus pulchellus
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Xenoscelinae
Genus Toramus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tomarus LeConte 1861 [not Erichson 1847, a Scarab]
Explanation of Names
Toramus Grouvelle 1916
5 spp. in our area(1)
Widely distributed(1) (though BG data all from e. NA)
mostly: Mar-Oct (BG data)
See Also
Works Cited
1.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.