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Species Thaneroclerus buquet

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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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Thaneroclerinae
Genus Thaneroclerus
Species buquet (Thaneroclerus buquet)
Explanation of Names
Thaneroclerus buquet (Lefèbvre 1835)
Size
4.7–6.5 mm(1)(2)
Range
native to India(3), now cosmopolitan; in our area, recorded in FL, CA, NY, ?OH (mostly interceptions); established in Cuba(2)
Habitat
associated with stored food (spices, coffee, tea, rice), drugs and tobacco(2)(1)
Food
insects infesting stored products, esp. beetles(2)
Remarks
recorded from port shipments since the 20's (Weston Opitz, pers.comm. to =v= 13.iii.2014)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.
3.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.