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Genus Dinoderus - Bamboo Post-powder Beetles

Dinoderus minutus (Fab.) - Dinoderus minutus Dinoderus japonicus Dinoderus japonicus
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Dinoderinae
Genus Dinoderus (Bamboo Post-powder Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Dinoderus Stephens 1830
Numbers
2 subgenera, with 3 established adventive spp. in our area and 26 spp. total(1)(2)
Identification
key to spp. in(3)
Range
native to the Old World, adventive spp. in our area and established in IL and so. US (DC-FL-TX-CA)(1)
Remarks
Several spp. attack dried cassava, bamboo, and wooden structures in Asia(4)
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.World catalogue of Bostrichidae (Coleoptera)
Borowski J., Węgrzynowicz P. 2007. Mantis, Olsztyn, 247 pp.
3.False powderpost beetles of the genus Dinoderus in North America (Coleoptera, Bostrichidae)
Spilman T.J. 1982. The Coleopterists Bulletin 36: 193-196.
4.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.