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Species Xylopinus saperdoides

Darkling beetle (4) - Xylopinus saperdoides Carabid? - Xylopinus saperdoides black beetle - Xylopinus saperdoides Brown-footed gray beetle - Xylopinus saperdoides Xylopinus saperdoides Black beetle  - Xylopinus saperdoides Brown-eyed gray beetle - Xylopinus saperdoides Xylopinus saperdoides
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Stenochiinae
Tribe Cnodalonini
Genus Xylopinus
Species saperdoides (Xylopinus saperdoides)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
rufipes (Say) [red-legged phase/race]
saperdioides is a common misspelling used on this site until 23.i.2017
Explanation of Names
Xylopinus saperdoides (Olivier 1795)
Size
12-16 mm
Range
e. NA (QC-FL to WI-TX)(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
On oaks, under bark, at lights
Works Cited
1.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
2.The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Dunford et al. 2005. University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville.
3.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska