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Species Microprius rufulus

Microprius sp. - Microprius rufulus Sycamore Bark Beetle - Microprius rufulus Sycamore Bark Beetle - Microprius rufulus Sycamore Bark Beetle - Microprius rufulus Microprius rufulus Microprius rufulus
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 Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Subfamily Colydiinae (Cylindrical Bark Beetles)
Tribe Synchitini
Genus Microprius
Species rufulus (Microprius rufulus)
Explanation of Names
Microprius rufulus (Motschulsky 1863)
Range
widespread in the Old World; in our area, known from VA & CA and will likely be found throughout the US(1)
Habitat
under bark of various trees; comes to light(1)
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