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Species Iccius cylindricus

Iccius cylindricus Champion - Iccius cylindricus Iccius cylindricus - male Iccius cylindricus - male Iccius cylindricus - male
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 Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Adelinina
Genus Iccius
Species cylindricus (Iccius cylindricus)
Explanation of Names
Iccius cylindricus Champion, 1886
1 sp. n. of Mex. (1)
3 mm or less (Triplehorn 1995)
AZ (Pima Co.), TX (Hidalgo and Webb counties) / Mexico to Guatemala (Triplehorn 1995),(M. Ivie, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2011)
Mar-May (Triplehorn 1995)
Known in US from 5 spmns: 2 OSUC, 2 USNM, 1 TAMUIC
This 3 mm long beetle is under-reported south of the border as it is usually unidentified and sorted in with non-tenebrionid taxa. (M. Ivie, pers. comm. 2011)
Print References
Champion, G.C. 1886. Biologia Centrali-Americana, Insecta, Coleoptera [Tenebrionidae], 4(1): 147. Fig. 9, Text
Triplehorn, C.A. 1995. First United States records for the genus Iccius Champion (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Diaperini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 49(4): 397. Full PDF
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.