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Species Ulomoides ocularis

Ulomoides ocularis (Casey) - Ulomoides ocularis
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Ulomoides
Species ocularis (Ulomoides ocularis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Palembus ocularis Casey 1891
pantropical(1); in our area, FL(2): adventive, probably from India where Tamarind is native (W. Steiner, pers. comm. to =v=)
stored maize, oats, wheat, fishmeal, yeasts, fruits, and okra(1); specialized feeder in fallen tamarind pods around the Caribbean (W. Steiner, pers. comm. to =v=)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.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.