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Species Nitidula carnaria

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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 Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
No Taxon (Nitidula complex)
Genus Nitidula
Species carnaria (Nitidula carnaria)
Explanation of Names
Nitidula carnaria (Schaller 1783)
carnaria = 'of meat/flesh'
Size
1.6-3.2 mm(1)
Range
native to the Palearctic; adventive and well established in NA (A.R. Cline, pers. comm. to =v= 5/21/10)