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Species Telmatophilus typhae

beetle - Telmatophilus typhae (somthing) Fungus beetle? - Telmatophilus typhae Crypto - Telmatophilus typhae Telmatophilus americanus? - Telmatophilus typhae beetle - Telmatophilus typhae - female Silken Fungus Beetle - Telmatophilus typhae - female Beetle - Telmatophilus typhae beetle very abundant on Typha sp. - Telmatophilus typhae
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 Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptophaginae
Tribe Cryptophagini
Genus Telmatophilus
Species typhae (Telmatophilus typhae)
Explanation of Names
Telmatophilus typhae (Fallén 1802)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA, with published records for Maritime Canada only (earliest specimen collected in 1986)(1), but apparently occurs over several ne. US states, too (see BG submissions)
on male flowers of cattails (Typha, Typhaceae)(1)