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Species Thylodrias contractus - Odd Beetle

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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 Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Thorictini
Genus Thylodrias
Species contractus (Odd Beetle)
Other Common Names
Tissue Paper Beetle
Explanation of Names
Thylodrias contractus Motschulsky 1839
Range
native to temperate Asia, now cosmopolitan(1)
Internet References
Dermestidae.com - Andreas Herrmann