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Species Monotoma bicolor

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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)
Family Monotomidae (Minute Clubbed Beetles)
Subfamily Monotominae
Genus Monotoma
Species bicolor (Monotoma bicolor)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=parallela LeConte
Explanation of Names
Monotoma bicolor A. Villa & G.B. Villa 1835
native to the Palaearctic but now almost cosmopolitan, adventive in NA, with records across the continent(1)(2)
decaying vegetable matter (grass piles, barnyard litter)(2)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic review of the Canadian species of the genus Monotoma Herbst (Coleoptera: Monotomidae)
Bousquet Y., LaPlante S. (1999). 2000. Proc. Ent. Soc. Ontario 130: 67-96.
2.Monotomidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Bousquet Y. 2010. J. Acad. Entomol. Soc. 6: 1-8.