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Species Edrotes ventricosus

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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 Pimeliinae
Tribe Edrotini
Genus Edrotes
No Taxon (subgenus Edrotes)
Species ventricosus (Edrotes ventricosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Edrotes barrowsi Dajoz 1999(1)
Explanation of Names
Edrotes ventricosus LeConte 1851
Size
6.4-10.0 mm(2); size decreases markedly in the north
Range
sw US (CA-AZ-UT-NV) / nw. Mex. - Map (2)(3)
Habitat
SW Deserts
Season
Early spring to late winter; throughout the year in the southern portion of the range. Apparently overwinters as adults that come out to feed on warmer days(2)
Food
Seen feeding on saltgrass (Distichlis spicata), non-native cheat grass (Bromus tectorum), Russian thistle (Salsola kali), wild onion (Allium sp.)(2)
Remarks
variable species described by Casey, Blaisdell, and Dajoz under many names(1)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.
2.A synopsis of the genus Edrotes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
La Rivers I. 1947. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 40: 318-328.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)