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Species Philothermus stephani

Philothermus stephani
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Bothriderid group)
Family Cerylonidae (Minute Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Ceryloninae
Genus Philothermus
Species stephani (Philothermus stephani)
Explanation of Names
Philothermus stephani Gimmel & Ślipiński 2007
Size
2.4-3.0 mm(1)
Identification
readily distinguished from nearctic congeners by reduced, depigmented eyes, elongate body (especially pronotum), and large size(1)
Range
NC/TN (vicinity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park)(1)
Habitat
forest litter, decayed wood(1)