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Species Alobates morio

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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 Stenochiinae
Tribe Cnodalonini
Genus Alobates
Species morio (Alobates morio)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alobates morio (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Helops morio Fabricius 1777
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
17-20 mm
Mentum (lower mouthpart) with tuft of long yellowish setae---> Alobates morio (Fabricius)
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See Also
Mentum (lower mouthpart) with undersides smooth or without tuft of long yellowish setae---> Alobates pennsylvanicus (DeGeer)

Side by side dorsal views of cogeners A. morio (left) and A. pennsylvanica:
Print References
Triplehorn, C.A. 1952. The Darkling Beetles of Ohio (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Unpublished Thesis, The Ohio State University. 159 pp.
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.