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Species Laemophloeus biguttatus

Laemophloeus - Laemophloeus biguttatus small beetle - Laemophloeus biguttatus Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Laemophloeus biguttatus other flat bark  - Laemophloeus biguttatus Lined Flatbark Beetle - Laemophloeus biguttatus Beetle  - Laemophloeus biguttatus Beetle - Laemophloeus biguttatus Laemophloeus biguttatus
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Laemophloeus
Species biguttatus (Laemophloeus biguttatus)
Explanation of Names
Laemophloeus biguttatus (Say 1825)
1.9-3.3 mm(1)
From L. fasciatus, L. biguttatus can be distinguished by being entirely piceous dorsally, (except for the elytral maculae), more heavily punctuate, less shiny, and with dorsal pubescence. (M.C. Thomas, pers. comm.)
transcontinental (NF-BC to FL-AZ)(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Thomas M.C. (2003) Laemophloeidae of Florida
3.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.
4.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida