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Species Diaperis maculata

Darkling Beetle - Diaperis maculata Diaperis maculata from sandhill habitat - Diaperis maculata Orange and Black Beetle - Diaperis maculata Diaperis maculata Darkling beetle - Diaperis maculata beetle - Diaperis maculata tenebrionid - Diaperis maculata Diaperis maculata
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Diaperis
Species maculata (Diaperis maculata)
Explanation of Names
Diaperis maculata Olivier 1791
Size
4.7-7.2 mm(1)
Identification
Range
e NA (NS-FL to SK-TX) to C. America; W. Indies(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
under bark and in fleshy fungi (Polyporus spp.) (4)
Life Cycle
Occasionally congregate in large numbers under bark (4)
See Also
less common:
- Range: e. US
Diaperis nigronotata Pic
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2012
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.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.
3.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
4.The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Dunford et al. 2005. University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville.