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Species Trochoideus desjardinsi

An exotic endomychid - Trochoideus desjardinsi - male
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Endomychidae (Handsome Fungus Beetles)
Genus Trochoideus
Species desjardinsi (Trochoideus desjardinsi)
Explanation of Names
Trochoideus desjardinsi Guérin-Méneville 1857
Range
native to so. Asia, established in so. FL; "The range [...] is approximately coextensive with the Old World distribution of the coconut palm, but no definite relation with the plant is known" (Stroehker 1958)
Habitat
termito-/myrmecophilous
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