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Species Colobicus parilis

Colobicus parilis
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 Colobicus
Species parilis (Colobicus parilis)
Explanation of Names
Colobicus parilis Pascoe 1860
native to the Australo-Pacific region, adventive in our area (LA)(1)
under bark of various trees; comes to light; on commercial shipments and in stores of sweet potatoes and other crops (suspected to spread fungal disease)(1)
possibly introduced with crop products; rarely collected(1)
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