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Species Synchita fuliginosa

Synchita fuliginosa Beetle - Synchita fuliginosa  Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetle), dorsal - Synchita fuliginosa Cylindrical Bark Beetle - Synchita fuliginosa Beetle - Synchita fuliginosa Cylindrical Bark Beetle - Synchita fuliginosa Beetle - Synchita fuliginosa Beetle - Synchita fuliginosa
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Subfamily Colydiinae (Cylindrical Bark Beetles)
Tribe Synchitini
Genus Synchita
Species fuliginosa (Synchita fuliginosa)
Explanation of Names
Synchita fuliginosa Melsheimer 1846
Size
1.8-3.0 mm(1)
Range
e. NA (NS-FL to SK-TX)(2)(3)
Habitat
common under bark of dead hardwoods(3)(4); on tree bark infested with fungus, especially Endothia(5)
Food
Adults eat fungus, including Endothia (E. parasitica causes the Chestnut blight)
Print References
Schuh R. (1998) Revision of the Synchita variegata species group (Coleoptera: Zopheridae, Colydiinae). Ann. zool. 48: 313-324. (Abstract)
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Lord N.P., Nearns E.H., Miller K.B. (2011-2013) Ironclad ID
4.The Beetle Fauna of Rhode Island, an Annotated Checklist
Derek Sikes. 2004. Rhode Island Natural History Survey.
5.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.