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Species Ahasverus advena - Foreign Grain Beetle

Silvanidae  - Ahasverus advena Ahasverus advena (Waltl) - Ahasverus advena Ahasverus sp. - Ahasverus advena Silvanidae - Ahasverus advena Tiny beetle - Ahasverus advena Ahasverus advena ID? - Ahasverus advena Foreign Grain Beetle - Ahasverus advena
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Silvanidae (Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Silvaninae
Genus Ahasverus
Species advena (Foreign Grain Beetle)
Other Common Names
New House Beetle (1)
Explanation of Names
Ahasverus advena (Waltl 1834)
Identification

Det. M. C. Thomas, 2014
Range
e US to CA, cosmopolitan - Map (2)(3)
Habitat
common in homes (esp. newly built) and grain storage facilities
Season
year round, but mostly May-Nov (3)
Food
Molds and fungi growing on damp grain, grain products, stored fruit, and other materials(4)(2)
Remarks
may be a nuisance in new homes, but do no actual harm
Internet References
Fact sheets: anon. (2018)(5) | anon. (2021)(1) |