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Species Pharaxonotha kirschii

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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 (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Xenoscelinae
Genus Pharaxonotha
Species kirschii (Pharaxonotha kirschii)
Explanation of Names
Pharaxonotha kirschii Reitter 1875
patronym for Theodor Franz Wilhelm Kirsch (1818-1889), a German entomologist who specialized in Coleoptera.
Size
3.2-4.5 mm (1)(BG data)
Range
n. TX to C. Amer., occasional in other areas as stored product pest - Map (2)(3)(4)(5)
Season
Feb-Jul (BG data)
Food
reported from cotton bolls, corn meal, edible tubers, stored maize, wheat, and beans (Hinton 1944)
Remarks
common at lights (MAQ, pers. obs.)
Print References
Hinton, H.E. 1945. A monograph of the beetles associated with stored products. British Museum (Natural History), London. 443 pp.
Reitter, E. 1875. Pharaxonotha. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 19: 1-86.
Works Cited
1.Review of the New World species of Pharaxonotha Reitter (Coleoptera: Languriidae).
Pakaluk, J. 1988. Revista de BiologĂ­a Tropical 36: 447-451.
2.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.
3.A new species of Pharaxonotha (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), probable pollinator of the endangered Cuban cycad, Microcycas calocoma
Chaves R., Genaro J.A. 2005. Insecta Mundi 19: 143-150.
4.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)