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Species Dienerella ruficollis

Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Dienerella ruficollis Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Dienerella ruficollis Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Dienerella ruficollis
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Latridiinae
Genus Dienerella
Species ruficollis (Dienerella ruficollis)
Explanation of Names
Dienerella (Cartoderema) ruficollis (Marsham 1802)
Size
1.0–1.2 mm(1)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in the New World(1); in our area, across so. Canada south to VA-IN-OR(1)
Habitat
granaries/elevators, flour mills, houses, museums, haystacks, and barns in association with stored grains, dried dung, bird nests, refuse, fungi, and mouldy paper(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: before 1899 (MA-VA, IN, OR)(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet by C. McLellan(2)