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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Cryptolestes ferrugineus - Rusty Grain Beetle

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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 Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Cryptolestes
Species ferrugineus (Rusty Grain Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens)
Range
cosmopolitan, of Palaearctic origin; across NA(1) (possibly non-native in Europe(2))
Habitat
mainly in granaries/elevators/mills(1)(3), under bark(2)
Food
serious pest of stored grain(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
3.The flat bark beetles (Coleoptera, Silvanidae, Cucujidae, Laemophloeidae) of Atlantic Canada
C.G. Majka. 2008. ZooKeys 2: 221-238.