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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
Syn: 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)
See Also
Nitops pallipennis (Say) - pronotum more rounded w finer punctations, scutellum less triangular, first exposed abdominal segment wider
- Range:: mostly w. US, FL
Det. V. Belov, 2010
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.