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Species Polypleurus perforatus

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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 Stenochiinae
Tribe Cnodalonini
Genus Polypleurus
Species perforatus (Polypleurus perforatus)
Explanation of Names
Polypleurus perforatus (Germar 1824)
se. US north to NJ-IL and west to the Ozark region (e. TX)(1)
an indicator of undisturbed woodland gaps(1)
Works Cited
1.Flightless beetles in Appalachian “deserts”: studies on the distribution and localized habitats of some ... Tenebrionidae
Steiner W.E. 1999. Virginia Mus. Nat. Hist. Special Publication 7: 125-144.