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Species Pediacus depressus

Cucujid - Pediacus depressus
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)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cucujidae (Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Pediacus
Species depressus (Pediacus depressus)
Explanation of Names
Pediacus depressus (Herbst 1797)
Size
3.5-4 mm(1)
Range
native to n. Europe & Siberia(2), adventive in our area
Habitat
under bark at base of various trees, esp. those damaged by fire(2)