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Species Carpophilus hemipterus - Dried-fruit Beetle

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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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Carpophilinae
Genus Carpophilus
No Taxon (subgenus Carpophilus)
Species hemipterus (Dried-fruit Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carpophilus hemipterus (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Dermestes hemipterus Linnaeus 1758
Size
1.8-2.1 mm(1)
Identification
Range
cosmopolitan, native to tropical Asia(2); widespread in NA(3)
Habitat
In the field, common on overripe fruit; indoors, in all kinds of dried fruit and much less frequently in cereals, oilseed, and their derivatives(4); also under rotten logs, oak wilt mycelial mats(3)
Food
adults and larvae feed on the flesh of fruit, esp. those contaminated by fungi and yeasts(4)
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