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Genus Thorictodes

Thorictodes heydeni Reitter - Thorictodes heydeni Thorictodes heydeni Reitter - Thorictodes heydeni
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Bostrichoidea
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Thorictini
Genus Thorictodes
Numbers
A single [cosmopolitan] sp. in our area(1), 5 spp. total
Range
our sp. is cosmopolitan; others are scattered across the tropics worldwide (Guyana, Congo, India, s. China)
Remarks
most info provided by Andreas Herrmann (pers. comm. to =v= 4/10/10)
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.