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Family Cucujidae - Flat Bark Beetles

Flat Red Beetle - Cucujus clavipes Red Beetle ID Request - Cucujus clavipes Cucujidae - Flat Bark Beetles ? - Pediacus andrewsi Cucujus clavipes - Cucujus puniceus  48/5000 Captured on the bark of a white birch, day. - Cucujus clavipes Red Flat Bark Beetle - Cucujus clavipes Cucujus clavipes  - Cucujus clavipes Is this a Red Flat Bark Beetle (Cucujus clavipes)? If not, can you tell what it is? - Cucujus clavipes
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Cucujidae (Flat Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Cucujidae Latreille 1802
Numbers
7 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~60 spp. in 5 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Size
6-25 mm
Identification
Flattened elongate body, 11-segmented antennae, elytra rounded at its apex, 5 abdominal sternites
Range
represented on all continents except Africa, most diverse in the Holarctic Region(3)
Habitat
adults and larvae usually found under bark of dead trees(3)
Food
adults and larvae presumably predaceous on other arthropods(3)