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Baltic amber Coleoptera Anobiidae Episernus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Infraorder: Bostrichiformia
Superfamily: Bostrichoidea
Family: Anobiidae
Subfamily: Ernobiinae
Genus: Episernus
Thomson, 1863

Episernus is a genus of beetle[1] ranging in Holarctic, of western distribution in North America, including the Palearctic and the Nearctic. Episernus is similar to Ernobius, but the side margin of the pronotum in the anterior part is effaced, and the antennae are 10-segmented.[1] They consume conifers. For males, the body is more slender. In females, the antennae are shorter.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Genus Episernus - BugGuide.Net", BugGuide.net, web: BG-412.

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