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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

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Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

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Species Thylodrias contractus - Odd Beetle

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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 Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Thorictini
Genus Thylodrias
Species contractus (Odd Beetle)
Other Common Names
Tissue Paper Beetle
Explanation of Names
Thylodrias contractus Motschulsky 1839
native to temperate Asia, now cosmopolitan(1)
Internet References - Andreas Herrmann