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Species Tarsostenus univittatus

Tarsostenus univittatus Tarsostenus univittatus (Rossi) - Tarsostenus univittatus Miniature Clerid - Tarsostenus univittatus
Classification
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Tarsosteninae
Genus Tarsostenus
Species univittatus (Tarsostenus univittatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarsostenus univittatus (Rossi)
Orig. Comb: Clerus univittatus Rossi, 1792
Size
4-5 mm(1)
Range
adventive to CA, TX, FL, OH, IN (most records from ports or interceptions) - Map (2)(3)(BG data), native to southern hemisphere (Australia?), now cosmopolitan(4)
Habitat
recorded from many hardwoods, lumber infested with various Bostrichidae(2)
Food
preys on Bostrichidae (Lyctus and Sinoxylon spp.) and Anobiidae that damage commercially transported manufactured hardwoods(4)(5); in NA, feeds on several species of borers in hardwoods(6)
Remarks
important predator of Lyctus africanus(2)
Works Cited
1.Lompe A. (2002-) Die Käfer Europas: Ein Bestimmungswerk im Internet
2.The checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Classification, natural history, phylogeny, and subfamily composition of the Cleridae and generic content of the subfamilies
Opitz W. 2010. Entomologica Basiliensia et Collections Frey 32: 31–128.
5.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
6.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.