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I’m doing a project with some students on Trogossitidae, Bark-gnawing beetles, of South Carolina. There are two associated with stored grain, Tenebroides mauritanicus (Cadelle), and Lophocateres pusillus (Siamese Grain Beetle) (yes, I know it’s not a proper trog anymore). We have a few specimens of the Cadelle from SC, but none of Lophocateres pusillus. I can't find a record of it in the state, but it could be here.

Does anyone know about the status of these guys? Are they still ravaging storehouses? Have they been vanquished? Anyone with a colony want to donate some specimens (especially Lophocateres pusillus)?

Thanks for any help,


Michael L. Ferro
Collection Manager, Clemson University Arthropod Collection (CUAC)
Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences
277 Poole Agricultural Center
Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0310
OFFICE: 307 Long Hall
Subject Editor: The Coleopterists Bulletin; Insecta Mundi