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Genus Dascillus

Dascillus sp. - Dascillus davidsoni Dascillus sp. - Dascillus davidsoni Soft-bodied Plant Beetle - Dascillus? - Dascillus davidsoni rope - Dascillus davidsoni Dascillid - Dascillus davidsoni Unknown beetle - Dascillus davidsoni Unknown Beetle - Dascillus davidsoni Dascillus davidsoni
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Dascilloidea (Soft-bodied Plant and Cicada Parasite Beetles)
Family Dascillidae (Soft-bodied Plant Beetles)
Genus Dascillus
Explanation of Names
Dascillus Latreille 1796
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), more in the Old World
Size
♂ 8.0-13.5 mm, ♀ up to 20 mm(2)
Range
in our area, n. & c. CA(1)(2)
Habitat
adults on fruit trees, larvae on roots(2)
Season
early spring(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.