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Species Bothrideres geminatus

Bothriderid - Bothrideres geminatus Bothrideres geminatus (Say) - Bothrideres geminatus Bothrideres geminatus (Say) - Bothrideres geminatus Bothrideres geminatus (Say) - Bothrideres geminatus Bothrideres geminatus (Say) - Bothrideres geminatus 8W05 - Bothrideres geminatus - female 907W07 - Bothrideres geminatus - female Lyctus? - Bothrideres geminatus
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Bothriderid group)
Family Bothrideridae (Dry Bark Beetles)
Tribe Bothriderini
Genus Bothrideres
Species geminatus (Bothrideres geminatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bothrideres geminatus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Lyctus geminatus Say 1825
Size
2-5 mm(1)
Identification
One of two eastern species that are nearly identical: B. geminatus has two rows of small punctures on the raised humeral interval and appressed elytral pubescence; B. cryptus, one row of small punctures on the raised humeral interval and elytral pubescence is more semierect.
Range
e. US (NY-FL to KS-TX) + ON(1)(2)
Habitat
under bark(1)
Season
year round(1)
Food
apparently a parasite of immature Chrysobothris(1)
Remarks
rarely comes to lights; common(1)
Works Cited
1.The Bothrideridae and Colydiidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Clavicornia and Heteromera)
Stephan K.H. 1989. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. xii, 65 p.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.