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Species Opilo domesticus

Opilo domesticus
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 domesticus (Opilo domesticus)
Explanation of Names
Opilo domesticus (Sturm 1837)
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA (Canada, Mexico)(1)
most often collected in old wooden buildings (barns, windmills, etc.) infested with wood borers; outdoors occurs in stored lumber and old trees damaged by beetle larvae, esp. Ptinidae & Cerambycidae(1)
xylophagous insects, esp. beetles; both larvae and adults effectively destroy various pests of structural wood, fruit trees, and stored products, such as Anobium punctatum, Hylotrupes bajulus, Gracilia minuta, Scolytus rugulosus, Stegobium paniceum, etc.(1)
adults active in the dark(1)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae