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Genus Laemophloeus

Laemophloeus - Laemophloeus fervidus Laemophloeidae - Laemophloeus fasciatus Lined Flatbark Beetle  - Laemophloeus biguttatus  Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Laemophloeus biguttatus Laemophloeus? - Laemophloeus terminalis biguttatus? - Laemophloeus biguttatus Beetle  - Laemophloeus biguttatus White-splotched bark beetle - Laemophloeus
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Laemophloeus
Explanation of Names
Laemophloeus Dejean 1836
Greek laemo 'throat, gullet' + phloe 'tree bark'(1)
9 spp. in our area, 22 in the New World, 28 total(2)
holarctic & neotropical, incl. most of NA(3)(2)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.A review of New World Laemophloeus Dejean (Col.: Laemophloeidae): 1. Species with antennal club of more than three antennomeres
Thomas M.C. 2013. Insecta Mundi 0294: 1-23.
3.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.