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Species Dienerella filiformis

Unknown - Dienerella filiformis
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 (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Latridiinae
Genus Dienerella
No Taxon (subgenus Dienerella)
Species filiformis (Dienerella filiformis)
Explanation of Names
Dienerella filiformis (Gyllenhal 1827)
Size
1.2–1.4 mm(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive and widespread in NA (NS-SK to PA-MO; WA) and other parts of the world(1)(2)
Habitat
granaries, grain elevators, old flour barrels, wine cellars, homes(1); the most common species of Dienerella in granaries and grain elevators in the Prairie Provinces(2)
Food
filamentous fungi and the slime mould Reticularia lycoperdon(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: before 1855 (MO, PA)(1)
Works Cited
1.Latridiidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: New records, keys to identification, new synonyms, distribution, and zoogeography
Majka C.G., Langor D., Rücker W.H. 2009. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 317-370.
2.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.