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Species Hymenorus densus

Hymenorus densus LeConte - Hymenorus densus Darkling Beetles - Hymenorus densus Teneb - Hymenorus densus brown beetle - Hymenorus densus Hymenorus densus 912W09 - Hymenorus densus 912W09 - Hymenorus densus 912W09 - Hymenorus densus
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 Alleculinae (Comb-clawed Beetles)
Subtribe Alleculina
Genus Hymenorus
Species densus (Hymenorus densus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hymenorus densus LeConte, 1866
Explanation of Names
dens (L). 'thick; a tooth' (1)
96 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
6 mm (Type)
coastal TX, AL-FL / Bahamas / Mex. - Map (3)(4), mostly TX & FL
coastal plains (4)
Life Cycle
Hymenorus densus forms HUGE aggregations on flowers in Florida, especially those of yucca (10,000 individuals in a single flower stalk reported). (comment per M.C. Thomas)
Type Locality: Florida
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1866. New species of North American Coleoptera. Prepared for the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1 (concluded). Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 6: 87-168.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)