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Species Calymmaderus nitidus

Calymmaderus nitidus (LeConte) - Calymmaderus nitidus Calymmaderus nitidus Calymmaderus nitidus beetle - Calymmaderus nitidus shiny Deathwatch - Calymmaderus nitidus Unidentified Beetle - Calymmaderus nitidus Ptinid - Calymmaderus nitidus death-watch beetle - Calymmaderus nitidus
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Dorcatominae
Genus Calymmaderus
Species nitidus (Calymmaderus nitidus)
Explanation of Names
Calymmaderus nitidus (LeConte 1865)
Size
2.5–3.0 mm(1)
Identification
Following combination is diagnostic within genus: Body glabrous, very shiny, practically no hairs and distant punctures dorsally; last ventral segment with impressed line bordering apical margin, interrupted medially.
Range
e NA to AZ (QC-FL to WI-KS-AZ)(1); Bahamas(2)
Season
Jun to mid-Aug in WI(1), Apr-Jun in central TX(3)
Food
recorded in oak twigs(1)
Works Cited
1.Death-watch and spider beetles of Wisconsin—Coleoptera: Ptinidae
Arango, R.A. and D.K. Young. 2012. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-209. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
2.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida
3.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.