Taxon profile


Red Flour Beetle
Tribolium castaneum (Herbst, 1797)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Tenebrionidae - darkling beetles »  genus Tribolium »  subgenus Tribolium

Scientific synonyms

Colydium castaneum Herbst, 1797

Other names

= Rust Red Flour Beetle

Type taxon of:Tribolium MacLeay, 1825 (Colydium castaneum Herbst, 1797), Margus Redtenbacher, 1845 (Colydium castaneum Herbst, 1797)


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Intertaxon relationships

parasitoid: Epyris niger Westwood, 1832

Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Tribolium castaneum]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Tribolium_castaneum]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Tribolium castaneum (Herbst)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [281958]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Tribolium castaneum (Herbst, 1797)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Tribolium castaneum (Herbst, 1797)]

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