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Species Nosodendron unicolor - Slime Flux 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 Derodontoidea (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Family Nosodendridae (Wounded-Tree Beetles)
Genus Nosodendron
Species unicolor (Slime Flux Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Nosodendron unicolor Say 1824
Size
5.0-5.7 mm(1)
Range
e US (ON-FL to WI-TX)(2)
Habitat
adults and larvae in actively flowing fluxes slime fluxes or tree wounds, or under bits of wet bark and debris along the margins of flows(3)
Food
Dependent on microorganism-rich fermenting sap flows, which are more frequent and last longer on older trees than on vigorously growing young trees...
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.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.
3.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project