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Species Stricticomus tobias

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Genus Stricticomus
Species tobias (Stricticomus tobias)
Other Common Names
Two-Dotted Ant-Like Flower Beetle (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syns: Anthicus tobias, Stricticomus tobias(2)
Explanation of Names
Stricticomus tobias (Marseul 1879)
2.6-3.1 mm(3)
adventive to e. NA to Calif. (QC-WI-NE to FL-TX & OR-CA to UT-AZ to Argentina) - Map (4)(5)(D.S. Chandler, pers. comm. to =v=)(1), most records: Calif., s. Great Plains, & FL, native to w. Palaearctic
Works Cited
1.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
2.Nomenclatural notes on the Palaearctic Anthicidae (Coleoptera)
Chandler D.S., Nardi G., Telnov D. 2004. Mitt. internat. entomol. Ver. 29: 109-173.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
4.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.
5.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.