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Alobates pennsylvanica

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Alobates
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Family  Tenebrionidae
Scientific name  Alobates pennsylvanica
Higher classification  Alobates
Order  Beetle
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Similar  Beetle, Isomira, Platydema europaeum, Bolitotherus cornutus, Diaperis boleti

False mealworm beetle alobates pennsylvanica


Alobates pennsylvanica is a species of beetle whose common name is false mealworm beetle. The species is black, has a pronotum that is nearly square, and has an elytra that has five rows of punctures. The species live beneath bark and logs and are found throughout the United States. Some aquariums use the larvae as fish food. The species has a life span of one year. Unlike many other tenebrionids, the larvae are light white and slightly more moisture dependant

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Alobates pennsylvanica Wikipedia


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