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Genus Tomoderus

Tomoderus - female Small Beetle - Tomoderus Staphylinid? - Tomoderus Small, brown, hairy beetle - Tomoderus beetle - Tomoderus Anthicidae - Tomoderus Anthicid - Tomoderus Anthicid - Tomoderus
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Tomoderinae
Genus Tomoderus
Explanation of Names
Tomoderus LaFerté-Sénectère 1849
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, ~300 worldwide(1)
Identification
Revision and key in Werner (1958)(2)
Range
worldwide, mostly palaeotropical; in our area, e. US (mostly southeast) + WA(1); clearly a Gondwanaland group, that has penetrated poorly into the Nearctic region (3 spp., vs. hundreds in the tropics) (D.S. Chandler, pers. comm. to =v=, 26.x.2011)
Habitat
typically epigeic(3): leaf litter, wood trash, occasionally on carrion(4)
Food
detritophagous or omnivorous(3)
Remarks
come to lights(4)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.A revision of the Nearctic species of Tomoderus (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)
F.G. Werner. 1958. Psyche, 64: 51-59.
3.Telnov D. (2011) Anthicidae, Ant-like flower beetles (in The Tree of Life Web Project)
4.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.