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Species Litargus tetraspilotus

Hairy Fungus Beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus Litargus tetraspilotus Beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus Toramus pulchellus - Litargus tetraspilotus hairy fungus beetle–Litargus tetraspilotus? - Litargus tetraspilotus Like a textured Neolitochrus pulchellus - Litargus tetraspilotus Beetle - Litargus tetraspilotus Alphitophagus bifasciatus? - Litargus tetraspilotus
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 Mycetophagidae (Hairy Fungus Beetles)
Genus Litargus
Species tetraspilotus (Litargus tetraspilotus)
Explanation of Names
Litargus tetraspilotus LeConte, 1856
tetraspilotus (G). 'four spot' (1)
6 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Length: 1.9-2.5 mm
e NA (TX-FL-NB-SK) (3)(BG data)
Adults associated with moldy vegetation, with Euvira micmac in red oak galls in Nova Scotia(4)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1856. Synopsis of the Mycetophagidae of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8: 12-15.
Parsons, C.T. 1975. Revision of Nearctic Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera). Coleopterists Bulletin, 29: 93-108.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Revision of nearctic Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1975. Col. Bull. 29: 93-108.
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.