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Species Carpophilus nepos

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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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Carpophilinae
Genus Carpophilus
No Taxon (subgenus Myothorax)
Species nepos (Carpophilus nepos)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carpophilus freemani Dobson 1956
Explanation of Names
Carpophilus nepos Murray 1864
Size
1.5-2.6 mm(1)
Identification
"many things have been misidentified as this species, [native range] unknown" (A.R. Cline, pers. comm. to =v= 5.iv.2011)
Range
Pantropical(2); in NA, e. US(3)
Food
corn, rice, nuts, vegetables, bones(2)
Remarks
males produce an aggregation pheromone that attracts beetles of both sexes (Petroski & Weisleder 1997)
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae)
Price M.B., Young D.K. 2006. Insecta Mundi 20: 69-84.
2.Pests of Stored Foodstuffs and Their Control
Hill, D.S. 2002. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. 496 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.