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Species Opilo mollis

Opilo mollis
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 Clerinae
Genus Opilo
Species mollis (Opilo mollis)
Explanation of Names
Opilo mollis (Linné 1758)
Size
8.5-13 mm
Range
cosmopolitan, spread globally a long time ago(1)
Habitat
in Europe, mostly on old trunks of various trees under peeling bark and in galleries of wood-boring beetles(1)
Food
larvae & adults prey on immature stages of wood-boring beetles (Ptinidae, Lyctinae, weevils)(1)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae