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Genus Amphotis

Amphotis schwarzi Ulke - Amphotis schwarzi Beetle - Amphotis schwarzi Amphotis schwarzi ? - Amphotis schwarzi Sap-feeding Beetle - Amphotis schwarzi
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 (Soronia complex)
Genus Amphotis
Explanation of Names
Amphotis Erichson 1843
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Size
our spp. 5.0-7.5 mm(2)
Identification
A. ulkei is larger (6.0-7.5 mm) and more oval than A. schwarzi(2)
Range
holarctic and...?; in NA, e. half of the US & AB
Habitat
with ants in spring; on decaying fungi in fall(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.