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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 (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 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.