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Species Colopterus truncatus

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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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Cillaeinae
Genus Colopterus
Species truncatus (Colopterus truncatus)
Explanation of Names
Colopterus truncatus (Randall 1838)
Size
1.5-3.2 mm(1)
Range
widespread in the New World (NS-YT to FL-CA & S. America)(2)(3)
Habitat
on fungus, also probably under bark(3)
Remarks
May be a complex of several species. (4)
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae)
Price M.B., Young D.K. 2006. Insecta Mundi 20: 69-84.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
4.A new species of Colopterus from Florida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
R.H. Parry and H.F. Howden. 1975. The Coleopterists Bulletin 29(4) pp. 275-279 .