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Species Thorictodes heydeni

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 (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Thorictini
Genus Thorictodes
Species heydeni (Thorictodes heydeni)
Explanation of Names
Thorictodes heydeni Reitter 1875
Eyes very small or absent; the antennal club consists of three fused segments; wingsless(1)
most likely, native to SE Asia, although first described from Egypt (A. Hermann, pers. comm. to =v=); spreads with commerce and now nearly cosmopolitan
recorded from stored cereals, rice, pulses, bones, and fishmeal (may be abundant)(1)
adults and larvae feed on broken grain and flour (granary pest)(1)
Internet References - Andreas Herrmann
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.