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Species Monotoma picipes

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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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
Family Monotomidae (Root-eating Beetles)
Subfamily Monotominae
Genus Monotoma
Species picipes (Monotoma picipes)
Explanation of Names
Monotoma picipes Herbst 1793
Identification
deep longitudinal impressions on the frons are diagnostic(1)
Range
worldwide (and throughout NA), but probably of Palaearctic origin(1)(2); arguably, the commonest species of the genus across most of Eurasia
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic review of the Canadian species of the genus Monotoma Herbst (Coleoptera: Monotomidae)
Bousquet Y., LaPlante S. (1999). 2000. Proc. Ent. Soc. Ontario 130: 67-96.
2.Monotomidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Bousquet Y. 2010. J. Acad. Entomol. Soc. 6: 1-8.