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Species Pentaphyllus testaceus

Pentaphyllus testaceus
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 Diaperinae
Tribe Diaperini
Subtribe Diaperina
Genus Pentaphyllus
Species testaceus (Pentaphyllus testaceus)
Explanation of Names
Pentaphyllus testaceus (Hellwig 1792)
native to Europe, adventive in NA (ON)(1)
earliest record in our area: ON 2006(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.High Park, Toronto, Canada. Part 1. Pentaphyllus testaceus (Hellwig, 1792) (Col, Tenebrionidae) new to the Nearctic Region...
Whitehead P.F. 2007. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 143: 181-186.