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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Boridae - Conifer Bark Beetles

Nice haul of borid larvae - Boros unicolor New borid batch - Boros unicolor Conifer Bark Beetle larva Borid larva Conifer bark beetle - Boros unicolor I think this is Lecontia discicollis but this is smaller than others I have seen. - Lecontia discicollis Lecontia discicollis Lecontia discicollis
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 Boridae (Conifer Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Boridae C.G. Thomson 1859
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), 4 spp. in 3 genera total(2)
holarctic & Australian
under bark of conifers(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.