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Species Ahasverus advena - Foreign Grain Beetle

Tiny beetles - Ahasverus advena Ahasverus rectus (LeConte) - Ahasverus advena Silvanidae, ventral - Ahasverus advena Ahasverus sp. - Ahasverus advena Foreign Grain Beetle - Ahasverus advena Cryptophagidae ??? - Ahasverus advena Silvanid Flat Bark Beetle? - Ahasverus advena Small Silvanid or Cucujid? - 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 Bug, Plaster Beetle
Explanation of Names
Ahasverus advena (Waltl 1834)
Range
cosmopolitan(1)
Habitat
common in homes (esp. newly built) and grain storage facilities
Food
Molds and fungi growing on damp grain, grain products, stored fruit, and other materials(2)(1)
Remarks
may be a nuisance in new homes, but do no actual harm
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