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Species Micromalthus debilis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Archostemata (Reticulated and Telephone-pole Beetles)
Family Micromalthidae (Telephone-pole Beetles)
Genus Micromalthus
Species debilis (Micromalthus debilis)
Other Common Names
Telephone-pole beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Micromalthus debilis LeConte, 1878
Explanation of Names
debilis - Latin for [weak] (1)
reported as causing damage to buildings and poles (hence the name Telephone-pole beetle) - Wiki
Numbers
monotypic family (Philips 2001)
Range
native to e US, spread globally by commerce (2)(3)(Philips 2001)
Life Cycle
Micromalthus debilis is one of the more amazing beetles - Tree of Life
Micromalthus debilis LeConte has a complicated life cycle involving hypermetamorphosis, paedogenesis and parthenogenesis. (Barber 1913a,b)
Print References
Barber, H.S. 1913a. The remarkable life history of a new family (Micromalthidae) of beetles. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 26: 185-90.
Barber, H.S. 1913b. Observations on the life history of Micromalthus debilis LeC. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 15(1): 31-38.
Beutel, R.G. and T. Hoernschemeyer. 2002. Larval morphology and phylogenetic position of Micromalthus debilis LeConte (Coleoptera: Micromalthidae). Systematic Entomology 27(2): 169-190.
LeConte, J.L. 1878. Descriptions of new species. In: H.G. Hubbard and E.A. Schwarz. The Coleoptera of Michigan. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 17: 593-669.
Philips, T.K. 2001. A record of Micromalthus debilis (Coleoptera: Micromalthidae) from Central America and a discussion of its distribution. Florida Entomologist 84(1): 159-160. Full PDF
Pollock, D.A. and B.B. Normark. 2002. The life cycle of Micromalthus debilis LeConte (1878) (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Micromalthidae): Historical review and evolutionary perspective. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 40(2): 105-112.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)