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Species Platydema americanum

Darkling beetle - Platydema americanum Platydema americanum - female Darkling beetle - Platydema americanum Small Dark Beetle - Platydema americanum Species? - Platydema americanum Platydema americanum darkling beetle - Platydema americanum Beetle for ID - Platydema americanum
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Platydema
Species americanum (Platydema americanum)
Explanation of Names
Platydema americanum Laporte & Brullé 1831
Size
4.6-7.2 mm(1)
Range
much of NA (NS-BC south to SC-TX-CA)(1)
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.