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Species Bitoma crenata

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Subfamily Colydiinae (Cylindrical Bark Beetles)
Tribe Synchitini
Genus Bitoma
Species crenata (Bitoma crenata)
Explanation of Names
Bitoma crenata (Fabricius 1775)
2.6-3.5 mm(1)
native to the Palaearctic (Europe to Mongolia), adventive in NA (NB-ON-IN; WA)(2)(3)(4)
under bark of dead hardwood and conifer logs infested with fungus, sometimes in large numbers(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Lord N.P., Nearns E.H., Miller K.B. (2011-2013) Ironclad ID
3.Coleoptera Poloniae
4.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.