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Species Platysoma parallelum

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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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Histerinae
Tribe Platysomatini
Genus Platysoma
No Taxon (subgenus Cylister)
Species parallelum (Platysoma parallelum)
Explanation of Names
Platysoma parallelum (Say 1825)
Size
2.7-3.5 mm(1)
Range
e. US (MI-FL-TX)(1)
Habitat
bark beetle galleries under bark of conifers, primarily pines(1)
Food
bark beetle lavae and teneral adults(1)
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