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Genus Tribolium - Flour Beetles

Beetle ID 2 - Tribolium Tribolium brevicorne Tenebrionidae; head, dorsal - Tribolium castaneum Tiny Beetle - Tribolium Beetle - Tribolium confusum Beetle - Tribolium confusum Tribolium freemani Tribolium setosum Triplehorn, 1978 - Tribolium setosum
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Triboliini
Genus Tribolium (Flour Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Tribolium Macleay 1825
7 spp. in our area(1)
cosmopolitan (several stored product pests -- at least 4 spp. in NA); our native spp. in sw. US(1)
Print References
Hinton, H.E. 1948. A synopsis of the genus Tribolium Macleay, with some remarks on the evolution of its species-groups (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 39: 13-56.
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.