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Species Acanthinus argentinus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Genus Acanthinus
Species argentinus (Acanthinus argentinus)
Other Common Names
Argentine Anthicid
Explanation of Names
Acanthinus argentinus (Pic 1913)
2.6-3.2 mm(1)
native to S. America (Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina), adventive and spreading in US (SC-FL-TX)(2)(1)(Gimmel 2010)
earliest record in our area: FL 2003 (Gimmel 2010)
Print References
Gimmel M.L. (2010) Acanthinus argentinus (Pic) newly established in the southeastern United States (Coleoptera: Anthicidae). Col. Bull. 64: 94-95. (Full text)
Werner F.G. (1970) A revision of Acanthinus (Coleoptera: Anthicidae). IX. The leporinus, scitulus, cuyabanus, and myrmecops-groups. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 63: 718–731.
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.