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Species Alphitophagus bifasciatus - Two-banded Fungus Beetle

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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 Adelinina
Genus Alphitophagus
Species bifasciatus (Two-banded Fungus Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alphitophagus bifasciatus (Say)
damp, moldy grain and spoiled cereal products in granaries, grain elevators, mills, warehouses; also in natural conditions under tree bark and in decaying plant matter(2)
fungi and mold in refuse grain and grain products(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.