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Species Opatroides punctulatus

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Opatrini
Genus Opatroides
Species punctulatus (Opatroides punctulatus)
Explanation of Names
Opatroides punctulatus Brullé 1832
Range
native to the Mediterranean & sw. Asia, adventive in NA (CA-NV)(1)
Habitat
associated with ants
Remarks
earliest record in our area: CA 2003(1)
Print References
Aalbu R.L., Kanda K., Steiner W.E. (2009) Opatroides punctulatus Brullé now established in California (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae. Pan-pacif. Entomol. 85: 38–42 (Full text)