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Species Atomaria lewisi

Silken Fungus Beetle - Atomaria lewisi Atomaria lewisi Reitter  - Atomaria lewisi Atomaria lewisi? - Atomaria lewisi Latridiidae ? - Atomaria lewisi mating beetles - Atomaria lewisi - male - female Atomaria lewisi - male Corticarina? - Atomaria lewisi Atomaria lewisi
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Atomariinae
Tribe Atomariini
Genus Atomaria
No Taxon (subgenus Anchicera)
Species lewisi (Atomaria lewisi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Atomaria curtula Casey 1900(1)
Explanation of Names
Atomaria lewisi Reitter 1877
1.3–1.6 mm(1)
native to Asia(2), now subcosmopolitan; adventive and widespread in NA (NF-ON to GA-TX-CA)(1)(BG data)
especially around farms & in gardens/parks (heaps of refuse, esp. cut vegetation, hay, grass, compost) but also in other habitats(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Contributions towards an understanding of the Atomariinae (Coleoptera, Cryptophagidae) of Atlantic Canada
Majka C.G., Johnson C., Langor D.W. 2010. ZooKeys 35: 37–63.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.