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Species Lyctus carbonarius - Southern Lyctus Beetle

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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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Lyctinae (Powder-post Beetles)
Tribe Lyctini
Genus Lyctus
Species carbonarius (Southern Lyctus Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lyctus carbonarius Waltl 1832
Syn: Lyctus planicollis LeConte 1858 - (Still widely in use)
Explanation of Names
carbonarius - Latin for 'coal-like' (1)
Size
4-6 mm (2)
Identification

Det. M.A. Quinn, 2014
Range
transcontinental, so. Canada to Mexico; introduced to Europe (also considered adventive in parts of Canada) (2)(3)(4)
Season
Apr-Jul (BG data)
Food
hosts: Quercus, Fraxinus, wood post in houses (4)
Internet References
Featured Creatures - UF/IFAS Extension, 2013
LeConte's Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.A revision of the New World species of powder-post beetles belonging to the family Lyctidae.
Gerberg, E.J. 1957. USDA Technical Bulletin 1157: 1–55.
3.The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Coleoptera: Bostrichiformia)
C.J. Majka. 2007. Zootaxa 1573: 1–38.
4.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.