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

Species Cryptorhopalum triste

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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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Anthrenini
Genus Cryptorhopalum
Species triste (Cryptorhopalum triste)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cryptorhopalum triste LeConte, 1854
Explanation of Names
triste (L). 'dull colored'
2.5-3.0 mm
2 disjunct populations, one in eastern US, the other along the west coast. (WA-CA-AZ, TX-FL-NY-IL) / Mex. (1)(2)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1854. Synopsis of the Dermestidae of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7: 106-113.
Internet References - Andreas Herrmann
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.Illustrated Beetle (Coleoptera) Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron County, Texas)
Edward G. Riley & Michael A. Quinn. 2011. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.