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Species Lobiopa insularis

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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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
No Taxon (Soronia complex)
Genus Lobiopa
Species insularis (Lobiopa insularis)
Explanation of Names
Lobiopa insularis (Laporte 1840)
the epithet refers to the island, Cuba, where the species was originally found(1)
Size
5.0-6.5 mm(2)
Identification
highly variable(1)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2011
Range
se. US (VA-FL to OK-TX) to S. Amer. / W. Indies - Map (2)(3)
Food
Food preferences of this species are very diverse (Przewoźny 2009)
Life Cycle
Larvae develop in rotting fruit
Print References
Przewoźny L.A. (2009) Lobiopa insularis (Castelnau, 1840) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Nitidulinae) – an introduced beetle species new for the Palaearctic fauna. Polish Journal of Entomology 78: 347-350. Full text
Works Cited
1.A revision of Neartic Nitidulidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1943. Bull. comp. Zool. 92: 121-278.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)