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Species Strongylium tenuicolle

Tenebrionidae - Strongylium -like? - Strongylium tenuicolle Found Dead - Strongylium tenuicolle Tenebrionid - Strongylium tenuicolle Strongylium tenuicolle Darkling Beetle - Strongylium tenuicolle Darkling Beetle - Strongylium tenuicolle Strongylium tenuicolle Strongylium - Strongylium tenuicolle
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Stenochiinae
Tribe Stenochiini
Genus Strongylium
Species tenuicolle (Strongylium tenuicolle)
Explanation of Names
Strongylium tenuicolle (Say 1827)
Numbers
12-17 mm(1)
Identification

Det. W.E. Steiner, Jr., 2012
Range
e NA (QC-FL to MB-SD-TX)(1)(2)(3); our most common and widespread Strongylium
Habitat
broad-leaved tree wood (oak, pecan, elms, willow, hickory)(1) Found on tree trunks under bark(4)
Life Cycle
Larvae tunnel in standing dead hardwoods and rotten woods in live trees(4)
Remarks
a rare variation with bright red/orange legs occurs in se. US (NC-FL-MS)(1)
Works Cited
1.A review of Strongylium of America north of Mexico, with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn C.A., Spilman T.J. 1973. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 99: 1-27.
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.University of New Hampshire Insect and Arachnid Collections
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.