Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Simplocaria semistriata

Byrrhid - Simplocaria semistriata Simplocaria semistriata Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata Pill Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata Small Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Byrrhidae (Pill Beetles)
Subfamily Byrrhinae
Tribe Simplocariini
Genus Simplocaria
Species semistriata (Simplocaria semistriata)
Explanation of Names
Simplocaria semistriata (Fabricius 1794)
Range
native to Europe, adventive and widespread in NA (NF-ON-MN to MD-OH; also BC)(1); the NC record in the Guide is a notable range extension
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NS 1913(2)
Works Cited
1.Johnson P.J. (-2013) Project Byrrhus
2.The Byrrhidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada
C.G. Majka, D. Langor. 2011. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society. 7: 32-43.