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Species Nitidula bipunctata - Two-spotted Sap Beetle

Sap-feeding Beetle - Nitidula bipunctata Sap-feeding Beetle - Nitidula bipunctata Nitidula bipunctata Nitidula bipunctata Nitidulidae, Two-spotted Sap Beetle - Nitidula bipunctata Nitidulidae, Two-spotted Sap Beetle, dorsal - Nitidula bipunctata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
No Taxon (Nitidula complex)
Genus Nitidula
Species bipunctata (Two-spotted Sap Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Nitidula bipunctata (Linnaeus 1758)
3–5 mm(1)
holarctic, widespread in the northern hemisphere, incl. NA (NS-AK to FL-TX)(1)(2)(3)(4)
on carrion, occasionally indoors(1)
carrion(4); indoors may feed on meats, bread, cake...(1)
earliest record in our area: ID 1878 (which suggests it's not adventive)(2)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.New records of Nitidulidae and Kateretidae (Coleoptera) from New Brunswick, Canada
Majka C.G., Webster R., Cline A.R. 2008. ZooKeys 2: 337-356.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida