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Genus Tenebrio - Mealworm beetles

large brown tenebrionid - Tenebrio molitor Coleoptera 06 - Tenebrio molitor Yellow Mealworm Beetle - Tenebrio molitor Tenebrio molitor Beetle - Tenebrio obscurus Beetle - Tenebrio obscurus Tenebrionidae - Tenebrio obscurus coleoptera - Tenebrio molitor
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 Tenebrioninae
Tribe Tenebrionini
Genus Tenebrio (Mealworm beetles)
Explanation of Names
Tenebrio Linnaeus 1758
Latin 'one who loves darkness'
Numbers
2 spp. (both adventive and cosmopolitan) in our area(1), 8 total
Range
most of the world, esp. temperate regions(1)
Habitat
mainly in buildings and storage, but may also occur in hollow trees, their natural habitat
Works Cited
1.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.