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Species Laemophloeus megacephalus

flat bark - Laemophloeus megacephalus flat bark - Laemophloeus megacephalus Laemophloeus megacephalus ? - Laemophloeus megacephalus Lined Flatbark Beetle - Laemophloeus megacephalus Laemophloeus sp.? - Laemophloeus megacephalus Laemophloeus - Laemophloeus megacephalus
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 Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Laemophloeus
Species megacephalus (Laemophloeus megacephalus)
Explanation of Names
Laemophloeus megacephalus Grouvelle, 1876
11 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
2.3-3.4 mm (2)
TX-FL-NC (2) / C. to S. Amer. / West Indies
Under bark
Life Cycle
Examination of gut contents in Florida suggest it's fungivorous (2)
Comes to lights
See Also
L. megacephalus and L. suturalis have almost identical color patterns (comment per Michael C. Thomas)
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.The flat bark beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Silvanidae, Passandridae, Laemophloeidae)
Thomas M.C. 1993. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas 15: viii+93 pp.