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Species Stilbus apicalis

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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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Phalacridae (Shining Flower Beetles)
No Taxon (Stilbus-group)
Genus Stilbus
Species apicalis (Stilbus apicalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stilbus apicalis (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Phalacrus apicalis Melsheimer 1844
Size
2-2.3 mm(1) (biggest of the northern species)
Range
TX-FL-NS-MN, CA-ID-BC - Map (2)(3)
Habitat
Adults associated with smutted fall panicgrass Panicum dichotomiflorum(4)
Remarks
Males rarely collected(4)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.The Phalacridae of Canada: new records, distribution, and bionomics with a particular focus on the Atlantic Canadian fauna
C.G. Majka, M.L. Gimmel, & D. Langor. 2008. Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. (Eds) Biodiversity, Biosystematics, and Ecology of Canadian Coleoptera. ZooKeys 2: 209-220.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.