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Species Macratria murina

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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 Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Macratriinae
Genus Macratria
Species murina (Macratria murina)
Explanation of Names
Macratria murina (Fabricius 1801)
murina = 'mouse-gray'
Size
4.5-5.0 mm(1)
Range
US east of the Rockies (MA-FL to NE-TX-UT) (D.S. Chandler, pers. comm. to =v=)
Habitat
can be very common on riparian vegetation(2)
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.