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Species Antherophagus ochraceus

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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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptophaginae
Tribe Cryptophagini
Genus Antherophagus
Species ochraceus (Antherophagus ochraceus)
Explanation of Names
Antherophagus ochraceus Melsheimer 1844
Size
4.0-5.0 mm(1)
Identification
Range
across so. Canada and n. US; probably holarctic(1)
Life Cycle
Development takes place in bumblebee nests, and adults are said to be phoretic. (Boris B├╝che)