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Sap-feeding Beetle (Cybocephalus nipponicus)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Coleoptera > Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Cybocephalidae

Native to east Asia and introduced into parts of the US including Florida and Texas to control scale insects. I don't know of its origins in California; SBMNH's beetle database lists a single tentative record with no collection info.

View Sightings (2 total, most recently on 05/06/2015)

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