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Species Thes bergrothi - Ridge-winged Fungus Beetle

Thes bergrothi (Reitter) - Thes bergrothi Thes bergrothi (Reitter) - Thes bergrothi
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Latridiinae
Genus Thes
Species bergrothi (Ridge-winged Fungus Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Thes bergrothi (Reitter 1880)
1.8–2.2 mm(1)
native to Europe, adventive elsewhere; in NA, across Canada & along the Pacific Coast(1)
frequently associated with stored products and is found in damp/mouldy houses, cellars, warehouses, kitchens, granaries, wine cellars on flour, mouldy wallpaper, dried plants, leather, mouldy wine vats, cheese, dried cocoa(1)
earliest NA record: BC & east coast 1948(1)
Works Cited
1.Latridiidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: New records, keys to identification, new synonyms, distribution, and zoogeography
Majka C.G., Langor D., Rücker W.H. 2009. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 317-370.