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Species Laricobius erichsoni

Laricobius erichsoni Laricobius erichsoni
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 Derodontoidea (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Family Derodontidae (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Genus Laricobius
Species erichsoni (Laricobius erichsoni)
Explanation of Names
Laricobius erichsoni Rosenhauer 1846
Size
2.0-2.5 mm(1)
Range
native to Europe(2), introduced deliberately in ne. & nw. NA (NF-NB-ME; BC-OR)(3)(1)
Food
preys on Cinara spp. & related conifer aphids(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NB 1951 (released for biocontrol purposes)(4)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
3.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.
4.The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Coleoptera: Bostrichiformia)
C.J. Majka. 2007. Zootaxa 1573: 1–38.