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For the United States & Canada

Species Monotoma testacea

Monotoma testacea - female
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 (Minute Clubbed 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
1.8-2.2 mm(1)
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)
rotting plant debris, incl. compost, hay/straw(3); mills/granaries(1)
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