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Species Monotoma testacea

Monotoma testacea
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)
Family Monotomidae (Root-eating Beetles)
Subfamily Monotominae
Genus Monotoma
Species testacea (Monotoma testacea)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monotoma quadraria Casey 1916
Explanation of Names
Monotoma testacea Motschulsky 1845
Size
1.8-2.2 mm(1)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in NA (QC-AB to MD-KS-TX-CA) and elsewhere (S. America, New Zealand)(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
rotting plant debris, incl. compost, hay/straw(3); mills/granaries(1)
Season
more often collected during fall/winter(3)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic review of the Canadian species of the genus Monotoma Herbst (Coleoptera: Monotomidae)
Bousquet Y., LaPlante S. (1999). 2000. Proc. Ent. Soc. Ontario 130: 67-96.
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.Coleoptera Poloniae