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Genus Teretriosoma

Teretriosoma paradoxum Teretriosoma paradoxum Teretriosoma chalybaeum Horn - Teretriosoma chalybaeum Teretriosoma chalybaeum Horn - Teretriosoma chalybaeum - female Teretriosoma Teretriosoma paradoxum Lewis - Teretriosoma paradoxum Teretriosoma paradoxum Lewis - Teretriosoma paradoxum Teretriosoma paradoxum Lewis - Teretriosoma paradoxum
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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Abraeinae
Tribe Teretriini
Genus Teretriosoma
Explanation of Names
Teretriosoma Horn 1873
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1), 9 total
Range
FL and sw. US(1)
Habitat
some spp. in the wood of Metopium and Leucaenea(1)
Food
prey on wood-boring beetles(1)
Remarks
T. nigrescens has been used to control Prostephanus truncatus (the Larger Grain Borer)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1873. A Synopsis of the Histeridae of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 13: 273-360. (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.