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Species Laricobius nigrinus

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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 Derodontoidea (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Family Derodontidae (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Genus Laricobius
Species nigrinus (Laricobius nigrinus)
Explanation of Names
Laricobius nigrinus Fender 1945
Range
native to w. NA (north to AB-BC)(1); lab-reared beetles widely released elsewhere to control the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, an invasive aphid
Food
Woolly adelgids, esp. Adelges tsugae (larvae can only complete development on this species)
Internet References
Biological Control. Survival and reproduction of Laricobius nigrinus Fender (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), a predator of hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae Annand (Homoptera: Adelgidae) in field cages
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Invasive and Exotic Species of North America