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Species Platydema excavata

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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 Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Platydema
Species excavata (Platydema excavata)
Explanation of Names
Platydema excavata (Say 1824)
3.4‒5.8 mm(1)
e NA to AZ (NB‒FL to ON‒MN‒SD‒TX‒AZ) to S. America; W. Indies(2)(3)
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.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.
3.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.