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Species Paratenetus punctatus

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Lagriinae (Long-jointed Beetles)
Tribe Goniaderini
Genus Paratenetus
Species punctatus (Paratenetus punctatus)
Explanation of Names
Paratenetus punctatus Spinola 1844
3.0-4.0 mm(1)
see Bousquet & Bouchard (2014) to separate spp.(1)
e. NA to edge of Great Plains (NB-FL to se.MB-e.TX) - Map(1)
dead leaves, fallen branches, moldy plant debris, etc.; come to lights(1)(2)
most of the year (iii-xii)(1)
See Also
- Pronotum with maximum width anterior of midlength (Fig. 3); punctures narrowly spaced, in part subcontiguous over lateral half - Paratenetus punctatus Spinola
– Pronotum with maximum width at midlength (Fig. 4); punctures moderately dense, not subcontiguous even over lateral half [known only from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in North America] - Paratenetus texanus Bousquet & Bouchard
close-up of pronota - Fig. 3 Paratenetus punctatus, Fig. 4 Paratenetus texanus. (1)
Works Cited
1.Review of the species of Paratenetus Spinola inhabiting America, north of Mexico (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P. 2014. ZooKeys 415: 23–51.
2.The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Dunford et al. 2005. University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville.