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Species Minthea obsita

Minthea obsita
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Lyctinae (Powder-post Beetles)
Tribe Lyctini
Genus Minthea (Tropical Powderpost Beetles)
Species obsita (Minthea obsita)
Explanation of Names
Minthea obsita (Wollaston 1867)
Size
2-2.5 mm(1)
Range
native to Subsaharan Africa, intercepted on imported materials of African origin(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: LA 1950(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the New World species of powder-post beetles belonging to the family Lyctidae.
Gerberg, E.J. 1957. USDA Technical Bulletin 1157: 1–55.