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Lesser Mealworm Beetle
Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer, 1797)

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

Scientific synonyms

Alphitobius mauritanicus (Curtis, 1831)
Crypticus longipennis Walker, 1858
Heterophaga diaperina (Panzer, 1797)
Heterophaga opatroides (Dejean, 1821)
Phaleria diaperinus (Panzer, 1797)
Phaleria rufipes Walker, 1858
Tenebrio diaperinus Panzer, 1797 o
Uloma mauritanica Curtis, 1831
Uloma opatroides Dejean, 1821

Other names

= Darkling Beetle
= Lesser Mealworm
= Litter Beetle
= Buffalo Wormt

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Taxon in country check-lists*

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Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer, 1797)]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [281146]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer, 1797)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [http://www.ozanimals.com/] [as Alphitobius diaperinus]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Alphitobius_diaperinus]

Pest Information Wiki [http://wiki.pestinfo.org] [as Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016

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Explanations

o original combination

t trade name - commercial names or names used in specialized fields such as medicine, agriculture etc.

i species introduced to area described by check-list