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Species Dienerella pilifera

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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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Latridiinae
Genus Dienerella
No Taxon (subgenus Dienerella)
Species pilifera (Dienerella pilifera)
Explanation of Names
Dienerella (Dienerella) pilifera (Reitter 1875)
native to w. Mediterranean; also recorded from Austria, Canary Islands, and Japan
The BugGuide specimen, found in Massachusetts, was sent to Wolfgang Rücker for identification.
Internet References
Fact sheet by C. McLellan(1)