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Species Euplatypus compositus

Beetle, Pinhole Borer - Euplatypus compositus Pinhole Bark Borer - Euplatypus compositus - male Euplatypus compositus (Say) - Euplatypus compositus - male Pinhole Bark Borer Beetle - Euplatypus compositus Pinhole Bark Borer Beetle - Euplatypus compositus Pinhole Bark Borer Beetle - Euplatypus compositus Platypus w/o duckbill - Euplatypus compositus - male  beetle - Euplatypus compositus
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 Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Platypodinae (Pinhole Borers)
Genus Euplatypus
Species compositus (Euplatypus compositus)
Explanation of Names
Euplatypus compositus (Say 1824)
Identification
Range
e US (NJ-FL to MO-TX) to S. America; W. Indies(1)
Food
polyphagous(2)
Remarks
comes to lights
See Also
most easily differentiated by the presence (in E. compositus) or absence (in E. parallelus) of a small pair of mycangial pores on the pronotum of both sexes.
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