Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order COLEOPTERA

Family LEPTINIDAE

(Mammal Nest Beetles)

These beetles (4 NA spp) are ectoparasites on mammals.  Platypsyllus castoris is found in the fur of beaver where adults and larvae feed on epidermal exudates.  Found in Minnesota and may possibly occur at Cedar Creek.


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