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Species Centronopus opacus

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Centronopini
Genus Centronopus
Species opacus (Centronopus opacus)
Numbers
Centronopus opacus LeConte 1859
Range
MT-SD to TX-AR(1)
Habitat
oak-hickory-pine forests (Triplehorn & Stephan 1994)
Season
late May-Sep in cTX, based on my specimens. =v=
Food
fungus (Triplehorn & Stephan 1994)
Remarks
active at nights, on overcast days, and immediately after rainfall; none taken at lights or in FIT (Triplehorn & Stephan 1994); come to lights in cTX (i have a series taken at my porch lights. =v=)
Print References
Triplehorn C.A., Stephan K.H. (1994) Notes on Centronopus opacus LeConte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Col. Bull. 48: 148.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.