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Genus Trichodesma

Trichodesma sordida Horn - Trichodesma sordida Trichodesma gibbosa (Say) - Trichodesma gibbosa Death-watch beetle  - Trichodesma cristata Coleoptera ? - Trichodesma gibbosa which Trichodesma - Trichodesma klagesi small brown hairy beetle - Trichodesma klagesi Beetle for ID - Trichodesma gibbosa Belden Town 2 - Trichodesma cristata
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 Anobiinae (Death-watch Beetles)
Tribe Nicobiini
Genus Trichodesma
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trichodesma is also an Old World plant genus (Boraginaceae)
Explanation of Names
Trichodesma LeConte 1861; type species: T. gibbosa (Say 1825)
Numbers
10 spp. in our area(1)
Size
Rather large, 4-8 mm
Identification
Dorsal surface with tufts of erect hairs (diagnostic), variegated or with distinct colour pattern.
Range
Several more species in the Neotropics, temperate & tropical Asia, Subsaharan Africa
Food
Larvae are wood-borers
Works Cited
1.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.