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Species Sphindus americanus

small beetle - Sphindus americanus beetle - Sphindus americanus Sphindus americanus Slime mold beetle - Sphindus americanus Slime mold beetle - Sphindus americanus Sphindidae - Sphindus americanus Sphindidae, Cryptic Slime Mold Beetle, lateral - Sphindus americanus Small, brown, hairy beetle with odd antennae - Sphindus americanus
Classification
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 (Erotylid series)
Family Sphindidae (Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles)
Genus Sphindus (Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles)
Species americanus (Sphindus americanus)
Explanation of Names
Sphindus americanus LeConte, 1866
Identification
antennal club 2 jointed; pronotum minutely and rather closely punctured, more or rufo-piceous in color (Casey 1898)
Range
e US (1)
Remarks
From Joe McHugh here: "There are several undescribed, cryptic species in that complex though. I have been leaving them as "Sphindus nr. americanus" or "S. americanus?" until I can revise that genus."
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.