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Species Syzeton ater

Syzeton ater (LeConte) - Syzeton ater Aderid - Syzeton ater - male Aderid - Syzeton ater - male Beetle - Syzeton ater Beetle  - Syzeton ater Syzeton ater (LeConte) - Syzeton ater
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
Subtribe Syzetoninina
Genus Syzeton
Species ater (Syzeton ater)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xylophilus ater LeConte 1875, Zonantes ater (LeConte)
Explanation of Names
Syzeton ater (LeConte)
ater 'black'
c. US (*PA-LA to IL-*KS-TX)(1)(*BG data)
Oak-juniper woodlands in c. TX(2)
Apr-Oct in c. TX(2)(1)
Works Cited
1.The genus Syzeton Blackburn, 1891 (Coleoptera, Aderidae) in the United States of America
Gompel, Nicolas. 2022. Zootaxa 5162 (3): 243–267.
2.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.