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Subspecies Leichenum canaliculatum variegatum - Madagascar Beetle

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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 Pedinini
Subtribe Leichenina
Genus Leichenum
Species canaliculatum (Madagascar Beetle)
Subspecies variegatum (Madagascar Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leichenum variegatum
Explanation of Names
Leichenum canaliculatum variegatum (Klug 1833)
Size
4-5 mm(1)
Range
native to ?Madagascar, has spread to warmer areas around the globe, adventive in our area (NC-FL-*TX)(2)(*own specimen -v)
Habitat
on sandy soil (beaches, dry dunes, shorelines, &c.) under litter/debris; adults come to light(2)(3)
Season
probably all year
Food
probably roots(3)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: AL 1906(3)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Dunford & Steiner 2007)(3)
Works Cited
1.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
2.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.
3.University of Florida: Featured Creatures