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Genus Chramesus

Chramesus subopacus Schaeffer - Chramesus subopacus Chramesus chapuisii LeConte - Chramesus chapuisii - female Chramesus mimosae Blackman - Chramesus mimosae - male Chramesus hicoriae Chramesus hicoriae Little Black Beetle - Chramesus hicoriae Little Black Beetle - Chramesus hicoriae Little Black Beetle - Chramesus hicoriae
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 Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Scolytinae (Bark and Ambrosia Beetles)
Tribe Hylesinini (Crenulate Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Phloeosinina
Genus Chramesus
Explanation of Names
Chramesus LeConte 1868
Numbers
9 spp. in our area, >90 total(1)
Size
1.2–2.7 mm(1)
Identification
Antennal club solid and unmarked by sutures(2)
Range
e. Canada, so. CA to Argentina(1)
Food
Phloeophagous (bark feeding) on twigs/small branches of various woody plants(2), incl. Celtis spp. (Thomas H. Atkinson, pers. comm., Aug 2008)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States
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.