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Genus Lichenophanes

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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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Bostrichinae
Tribe Bostrichini
Genus Lichenophanes
Explanation of Names
Lichenophanes Lesne 1899
Numbers
8 spp. listed to occur in our area(1), >40 total(2)
Range
Eurasia, Africa, and the New World; in our area, e. NA (north to QC-MB) and sw. US(1)
Habitat
relatively common in mesic areas(1)
Remarks
The presence of Lichenophanes spectabilis (Lesne, 1895) on US territory needs confirmation.
The type was from a historic collection, and "California" may well refer to a Mexican location.
Images of that species found on iNaturalist
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.
2.World catalogue of Bostrichidae (Coleoptera)
Borowski J., Węgrzynowicz P. 2007. Mantis, Olsztyn, 247 pp.