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Species Ammodonus fossor

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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 Tenebrioninae
Tribe Opatrini
Genus Ammodonus
Species fossor (Ammodonus fossor)
Explanation of Names
Ammodonus fossor (LeConte 1847)
fossor 'digger'
Size
4.5-5 mm(1)
Range
e NA (ON-NY-SC to MN-NE-TX)(2)
Habitat
open sandy areas in disjunct populations separated by vast areas of forest; these micro-habitats are periodically lost due to plant succession and regained by natural fires or prescribed burns
Season
Apr-Aug in SC(1)
Remarks
flightless
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.