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Species Strongylium crenatum

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Stenochiinae
Tribe Stenochiini
Genus Strongylium
Species crenatum (Strongylium crenatum)
Explanation of Names
Strongylium crenatum Mäklin 1864
crenatum refers to scalloped (crenate) sides of pronotum
7.4-10.8 mm(1)
Uniformly brownish, including uniformly-colored antennae. Pronotum does not have distinct margin, but has crenate edges.
e. US (MD-so.OH-so.IA to FL-e.TX)(2)
reared from decayed logs(1); comes to sugar bait and to lights
Adults: May-Sep(1)(3), mostly June-July (BG data)
Works Cited
1.A review of Strongylium of America north of Mexico, with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn C.A., Spilman T.J. 1973. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 99: 1-27.
2.Distribution of Strongylium crenatum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the United States and first record from Iowa
E.L. Freese. 2011. The Great Lakes Entomologist, 44: 190-195.
3.A checklist of the darkling beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Maryland...
W.E. Steiner, Jr. 2008. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 15: 133-140.