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Species Byturus unicolor - Raspberry Fruitworm

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
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
2.7-4.8 mm(1)
e NA to AK (NF-NT-AK to GA-TX)(2)(1)(3)
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.