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Species Prolyctus exaratus

Prolyctus exaratus (Melsheimer) - Prolyctus exaratus Prolyctus exaratus (Melsheimer) - Prolyctus exaratus beetles in bark - Prolyctus exaratus
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 (Bothriderid group)
Family Bothrideridae (Dry Bark Beetles)
Tribe Bothriderini
Genus Prolyctus
Species exaratus (Prolyctus exaratus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prolyctus exaratus (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Bothrideres exaratus Melsheimer 1846
Syn: Erotylathris exaratus (Melsheimer)
Explanation of Names
exaratus = 'grooved'
Size
3.2-6 mm(1)
Range
se. US (PA-AL to OK-TX)(2)
Habitat
under dead bark of elms & pines(2)
Works Cited
1.The Bothrideridae and Colydiidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Clavicornia and Heteromera)
Stephan K.H. 1989. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. xii, 65 p.
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.