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Species Eleodes extricata

Beetle - Eleodes extricata Darkling beetle? - Eleodes extricata Eleodes 2? - Eleodes extricata - female Eleodes 2 - Eleodes extricata Tenebrionid on garage apron - Eleodes extricata Eleodes sp. - Eleodes extricata Eleodes sp. - Eleodes extricata Eleodes extricatus - Eleodes extricata
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 Tenebrioninae
Tribe Amphidorini
Genus Eleodes (Desert Stink Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Litheleodes)
Species extricata (Eleodes extricata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eleodes extricatus
Explanation of Names
Eleodes extricata (Say 1824)
♂ 12–15 mm, ♀ 11.0–17.6 mm(1)
w Canada (BC-SK) to n Mexico (in the US, east to w NE-TX); one of the most widespread species of the genus(1)
The gender of Eleodes is feminine (2), so adjectivic species names end -is or -a, not -us.
Works Cited
1.A revision of Eleodes subgenus Litheleodes Blaisdell (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Triplehorn C.A., Thomas D.B. 2015. Col. Bull. 69(mo4): 11-21.
2.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.