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Species Strongylium tenuicolle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Stenochiinae
Tribe Stenochiini
Genus Strongylium
Species tenuicolle (Strongylium tenuicolle)
Explanation of Names
Strongylium tenuicolle (Say 1827)
12-17 mm(1)
e NA (QC-FL to MB-CO-AZ) - Map (1)(2)(3)(4); our most common and widespread Strongylium
broad-leaved tree wood (oak, pecan, elms, willow, hickory)(1) Found on tree trunks under bark(5)
Life Cycle
Larvae tunnel in standing dead hardwoods and rotten woods in live trees(5)
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.Notes on Stenochiini Kirby, 1837 genera and species from western North America (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Johnston M.A., Cortés Hernández K. 2021. Dugesiana 28: 81-87.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.