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Species Epantius obscurus

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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 Eulabini
Genus Epantius
Species obscurus (Epantius obscurus)
Explanation of Names
Epantius obscurus LeConte 1851
Range
CA-Baja(1)
Remarks
Restricted to sea-shore habitats, associated with kelp wrack, etc.
See Also
Can be confused with Apsena...to separate the two see the post below:
   
Print References
Blaisdell, F. E. (1932). Studies in the Tenebrionid tribe Scuarini: A monographic revision of Eulabes (Coleoptera). Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 58(1):35-108. (Full Text)
Berry, R. L. (1970). A Revision of the tribes Cerenopini and Eulabini (formerly Scaurini, in part) of North America (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State University. (Full Text)
Internet References
Species page from Coal Oil Point Reserve, UC Santa Barbara.
Works Cited
1.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.