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Species Atomaria wollastoni

two-tone hairy beetle - Atomaria wollastoni two-tone hairy beetle - Atomaria wollastoni less two-toned - Atomaria wollastoni less two-toned - Atomaria wollastoni less two-toned - Atomaria wollastoni Atomaria - Atomaria wollastoni Silken Fungus Beetle - Atomaria wollastoni Atomaria - Atomaria wollastoni
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 Atomaria)
Species wollastoni (Atomaria wollastoni)
Explanation of Names
Atomaria (Atomaria) wollastoni Sharp 1867
1.5-1.8 mm
Antennae close at base (space between not greater than the distance to each eye); antennomere 1 much longer than 2; body elongate and parallel; width/length ratio < 0.35 (characters of Atomaria Stephens sensu stricto). Base of pronotum without a strong transverse impression/ridge; pronotum widest at middle, lateral margins arcuate, hind angles rounded; 1.5-1.8 mm. (Modified from(1))
Holarctic; no available data found specifying the distribution in NA.
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1900. Revision of the North American Cryptophagidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 8: 75-128. (Full text)
Johnson, C., Otero, J.C., and Leschen, R.A.B. 2007. Cryptophagidae Kirby, 1837. In: Löbl, I. and Smetana, A. (editors). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 4: Elateroidea, Derontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea, Cucujoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. pp. 513-531.