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Species Platydema excavatum

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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 Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Platydema
Species excavatum (Platydema excavatum)
Explanation of Names
Platydema excavatum (Say 1824)
3.4-5.8 mm(1)
e NA to AZ (NB-FL to ON-AZ) to S. America / W. Indies(2)(3)(4)
on fungi, on logs with fungi, under bark, in leaf litter(1)
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.Revision of Diaperini of American north of Mexico with notes on extralimital species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn, C.A. 1965. Proceedings of the United States National Museum No. 3515, 117: 349-458.
3.New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Tenebrionidae and Zopheridae
Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I., Bouchard P., Bousquet Y. 2012. Zookeys 179: 257-277.
4.The Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Bouchard P., Bousquet Y. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 690-713.