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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, ventral - Nitidula bipunctata Nitidulidae, Two-spotted Sap Beetle - Nitidula bipunctata Nitidulidae, Two-spotted Sap Beetle, dorsal - Nitidula bipunctata
Classification
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)
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)
Size
3–5 mm(1)
Range
holarctic, widespread in the northern hemisphere, incl. NA (NS-AK to FL-TX)(1)(2)(3)(4)
Habitat
on carrion, occasionally indoors(1)
Food
carrion(4); indoors may feed on meats, bread, cake...(1)
Remarks
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