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Species Byturus unicolor - Raspberry Fruitworm

Beetle on Dogwood Flower - Byturus unicolor Beetle - Byturus unicolor Cryptophagus? - Byturus unicolor Fruitworm Beetle--Byturus unicolor? - Byturus unicolor Larva on White Avens - Byturus unicolor tiny beetle - Hairy Fungus Beetle? - Byturus unicolor Byturus ? - Byturus unicolor Byturid - Byturus unicolor
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Byturidae (Fruitworm Beetles)
Genus Byturus
Species unicolor (Raspberry Fruitworm)
Other Common Names
Raspberry Beetle, Common Raspberry Fruitworm
Explanation of Names
Byturus unicolor Say 1823
Size
2.7-4.8 mm(1)
Identification

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2016
Range
e NA to AK (NF-NT-AK to GA-TX)(2)(1)(3)
Season
mostly May-June (BG data)
Food
Larvae develop in fruit heads of Rubus and Geum(4); adults on various flowers
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.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.
3.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.
4.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.