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Species Colopterus posticus

Colopterus posticus (Erichson) - Colopterus posticus - male Coleopterus posticus (Erichson) - Colopterus posticus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Cillaeinae
Genus Colopterus
Species posticus (Colopterus posticus)
Explanation of Names
Colopterus posticus (Erichson 1843) [ITIS' 1889 is clearly an error]
native to the Neotropics (Mexico to Brazil & Peru), adventive in our area (so. FL)(1)
on various fruits and flowers(1)
earliest record in our area: FL 1987(1)
Works Cited
1.Colopterus posticus (Erichson), a nitidulid beetle new to the United States
Habeck D.H., Nagel J., Pena J.E. 1989. Florida Entomologist 72: 89-90.