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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Opatroides

Tenebrionid 3 - Opatroides punctulatus Tenebrionid 3 - Opatroides punctulatus black, ovoid teneb - Opatroides punctulatus Little Beetle - Opatroides punctulatus Little Beetle - Opatroides punctulatus
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Opatrini
Genus Opatroides
Explanation of Names
Opatroides Brullé 1832
A single (adventive) species in our area(1), several in the Old World
mostly drier regions of Eurasia and Africa; in our area, established in CA-NV(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.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.