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Species Placonotus modestus

Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Placonotus modestus Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Placonotus modestus Placonotus modestus (Say) - Placonotus modestus Placonotus modestus (Say) - Placonotus modestus Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Placonotus modestus Placonotus modestus Placonotus sp.? - Placonotus modestus Placonotus sp.? - Placonotus modestus
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 Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Placonotus
Species modestus (Placonotus modestus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Placonotus modestus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Cucujus modestus Say 1827
Numbers
7 spp. n. of Mex. (1)(2)
Size
1.4-2.2 mm (3)
Identification
Range
MA-FL-TX-FL-MA / Mex. to C. America / W. Indies (5)
most widespread member of genus in New World (3)
Habitat
under bark (5)
Works Cited
1.Thomas M.C. (-2011) A preliminary checklist of the flat bark beetles of the world
2.A new Nearctic species of Placonotus MacLeay (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae)
M.C. Thomas. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0201: 1-4.
3.A revision of the New World species of Placonotus Macleay (Coleoptera: Cucujidae)
Thomas M.C. 1984. Occasional Papers of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods 3: i-vii, 1-28.
4.Thomas M.C. (2003) Laemophloeidae of Florida
5. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.