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Genus Catogenus

Catogenus rufus Catogenus rufus Parasitic Flat Bark Beetle - Catogenus rufus Catogenus rufus Catogenus rufus (Fabricius) - Catogenus rufus Parasitic Flat Bark Beetle - Catogenus rufus Passandrid - Catogenus rufus Coleoptera - Catogenus rufus
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 Passandridae (Parasitic Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Catogenus
Pronunciation
Cat-o-GEE-nus
Explanation of Names
Catogenus Westwood 1830
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), 18 total(2)
Identification
Head as wide as pronotum. Moniliform antennae with the first segment the longest and the second segment the shortest; the eleventh segment is compressed and has a ridge. Elytra grooved.(3)
Range
New World, mostly South America; in our area, one sp. widespread in the east (NH-FL to ON-MO-TX), another restricted to AZ(2)(4)(5)
Habitat
usually under bark
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Thomas M.C. (-2011) A preliminary checklist of the flat bark beetles of the world
3.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
4.The flat bark beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Silvanidae, Passandridae, Laemophloeidae)
Thomas M.C. 1993. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas 15: viii+93 pp.
5.University of New Hampshire Insect and Arachnid Collections