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Genus Thorictodes

Thorictodes heydeni Reitter - Thorictodes heydeni Thorictodes heydeni Reitter - Thorictodes heydeni
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
A single [cosmopolitan] sp. in our area(1), 5 spp. total
our sp. is cosmopolitan; others are scattered across the tropics worldwide (Guyana, Congo, India, s. China)
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.