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Species Glischrochilus fasciatus - Picnic Beetle

Sap Beetle - Glischrochilus fasciatus Beetle - Glischrochilus fasciatus Glischrochilus fasciatus picnic beetle  - Glischrochilus fasciatus Beetle - Glischrochilus fasciatus Glischrochilus fasciatus Picnic Beetle - Glischrochilus fasciatus Glischrochilus fasciatus - male - female
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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptarchinae
Genus Glischrochilus
No Taxon (subgenus Librodor)
Species fasciatus (Picnic Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Glischrochilus fasciatus (Olivier 1790)
Size
4-7 mm(1)
Identification
Black and shiny with two transverse yellowish/orangish bands, sometimes reduced; venter dark

(reddish-brown in G. quadrisignatus)
Range
transcontinental (NS-BC to FL-KS-NM-OR)(2)(3)(4)
Habitat
Adults under bark of injured or dying trees, on sap, oozing tree wounds, decaying/fermenting fruit, etc.
Remarks
pest of crops (corn, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes); transmits oak wilt fungi; nuisance at picnics and other outdoor gatherings with food(4)
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae)
Price M.B., Young D.K. 2006. Insecta Mundi 20: 69-84.
2.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.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.