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subgenus Plapennipolus

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Carpophilinae
Genus Carpophilus
No Taxon subgenus Plapennipolus
Explanation of Names
Plapennipolus Kirejtshuk 1997
2 spp., both in our area: C. yuccae (Crotch 1874), C. rufiventris Schaeffer 1911(1)
4.5-6.2 mm(2)
distinctive in having a strongly flattened body with rather wide elytra and abdomen (similar to some Colopterus) and rather loose, elongate antennal club(1)
Nearctic(1), restricted to sw. US (CA-TX)(2)
Works Cited
1.On the evolution of anthophilous Nitidulidae (Coleoptera) in tropical and subtropical regions
Kirejtshuk A.G. 1997. Bonn. zool. Beitr. 47: 111—134.
2.A revision of Neartic Nitidulidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1943. Bull. comp. Zool. 92: 121-278.