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For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Silvaninae

Silvanid - Silvanus muticus Sylvanidae - Silvanoprus angusticollis Silvanidae, dorsal - Silvanus muticus Oryzaephilus mercator Silvanid - Silvanus muticus Silvanidae? - Nausibius Indoor beetle - Oryzaephilus mercator Sawtoothed Grain Beetle - Oryzaephilus surinamensis
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Silvanidae (Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Silvaninae
Numbers
ca. 30 spp. in 11 genera in our area(1)
Identification
several genera revised in(2)
Range
worldwide
Remarks
includes several important stored food pests
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.
2.A revision of the genus Silvanus Latreille (s.l.) (Coleoptera: Silvanidae)
Halstead D.G.H. 1973. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. Entomol. 29(2): 37-112.