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Species Attagenus brunneus

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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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Attagenini
Genus Attagenus (Black Carpet Beetles)
Species brunneus (Attagenus brunneus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Attagenus elongatulus Casey 1900(1) (name used in(2)) and many others synonyms
Explanation of Names
Attagenus brunneus Faldermann 1835
2.9–5 mm(3)
Differs from the very similar A. unicolor in the following: antennal club in male distinctly longer than remainder of antenna (about as long in unicolor), antennae often completely pale (always terminally infuscate in unicolor); elytra brown, hind margin of pronotum with distinct fringe of pale hairs (often black, pronotum without fringe of hairs in unicolor).
native to w. Palaearctic (the Mediterranean & the Caucasus)(4), adventive in NA and widespread in the US(5)(6)
found regularly in houses(5)
infests a variety of plant and animal materials, including woolens, felt, and processed foods (dried buttermilk, dried milk, peanuts)(3)
Internet References - Andreas Herrmann
Works Cited
1.World Catalogue of the Dermestidae (Coleoptera)
Jiří Háva. 2003. Studie a zprávy Oblastního Muzea Praha-východ, Brandýs n. Labem 2003 Supplementum 1.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
3.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
4.Coleoptera Poloniae
5.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.
6.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.