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Species Aderus populneus

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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 Aderidae (Ant-like Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Aderini
Genus Aderus
Species populneus (Aderus populneus)
Explanation of Names
Aderus populneus (Creutzer in Panzer 1796)
Size
1.8-2.3 mm(1)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic(2), adventive and now widespread in NA (NS-BC to MD-IA-UT-CA)(3)
Habitat
larvae in dead wood of deciduous trees overgrown with fungi(3)
Remarks
first detected in our area in 1940s (IA, ON)(3)
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