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Species Catogenus rufus

Catogenus rufus (Fabricius) - Catogenus rufus Catogenus rufus Accession 6980 - Catogenus rufus Passandridae Catogenus rufus - Catogenus rufus Catogenus rufus Beetle - Catogenus rufus Pennsylvania Beetle  - Catogenus rufus Florida Beetle for ID - Catogenus rufus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Passandridae (Parasitic Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Catogenus
Species rufus (Catogenus rufus)
Explanation of Names
Catogenus rufus (Fabricius 1798)
4-13 mm(1)
e. NA (QC-ND to FL-TX) to Costa Rica - Map (1)(2); the only Catogenus sp. east of AZ (M.C. Thomas, 28.viii.2008)
under bark
Life Cycle
Larvae are ectoparasitoids of cerambycid and braconid pupae, adult feeding habits unknown(1)(3)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.