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Species Lyphia tetraphylla

Lyphia tetraphylla Fairmaire - Lyphia tetraphylla small brown beetle - Lyphia tetraphylla
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 Tenebrioninae
Tribe Triboliini
Genus Lyphia
Species tetraphylla (Lyphia tetraphylla)
Explanation of Names
Lyphia tetraphylla (Fairmaire 1856)
Size
3.0-4.0 mm
Range
native to Asia, now cosmopolitan; introduced to NA from Europe(1)(2)
Habitat
Stored products(2)
Remarks
comes to lights(2)