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Species Gonocephalum sericeum

Beetle - Gonocephalum sericeum Beetle - Gonocephalum sericeum Brownish Darkling Beetle with large, flat pronotum. - Gonocephalum sericeum Brownish Darkling Beetle with large, flat pronotum. - Gonocephalum sericeum
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Opatrini
Genus Gonocephalum
Species sericeum (Gonocephalum sericeum)
Explanation of Names
Gonocephalum sericeum (Baudi di Selve 1875)
Size
8.0–9.5 mm(1)
Range
native to w Palaearctic (N Africa & Middle East), adventive in NA (CA)(Ferrer 2010)(2)
Habitat
synanthropic species prone to colonizing regions outside its native range(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: CA 1980(1)
Works Cited
1.New records of three non-native darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) established in California and Nevada, USA
Steiner W.E., Swearingen J.M. 2015. Col. Bull. 69: 22-26.
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.