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Thanasimus formicarius
(ant beetle)

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Thanasimus formicarius (ant beetle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Thanasimus formicarius
  • Preferred Common Name
  • ant beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Thanasimus formicarius Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • ant beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Clerus formicarius

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: myrebille; praestobille
  • Finland: muurahaiskuoriainen
  • Germany: Borkenkaeferwolf, Gemeiner; Buntkaefer, Gemeiner Ameisen-
  • Norway: maurbille
  • Sweden: myrbagge

EPPO code

  • THANFO (Thanasimus formicarius)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Cleridae
  •                             Genus: Thanasimus
  •                                 Species: Thanasimus formicarius

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

USAPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-West VirginiaPresent

Europe

Czechoslovakia (former)PresentCAB Abstracts
EstoniaPresent
FinlandPresent
Former USSRPresentCAB Abstracts
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
ItalyPresent
NorwayPresentCAB Abstracts
PolandPresentCAB Abstracts
Russian FederationPresentGreathead pers. comm
SpainPresentCAB Abstracts
SwedenPresentCAB Abstracts

Oceania

New ZealandIntroduced, established1977Greathead pers. comm

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Acanthocinus aedilis
Dendroctonus frontalis
Dendroctonus micans
Hylastes aterAdults/Larvae
Hylurgus ligniperdaEggs/Larvae/Pupae
Ips duplicatusEggs/Larvae
Ips sexdentatusAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Ips typographusAdults/Larvae
Pissodes castaneusAdults
Pityogenes chalcographusAdults/Larvae
Pityokteines curvidensAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Tomicus minorAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Tomicus piniperdaAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Trypodendron lineatum

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