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Genus Cryptarcha

Sap-feeding Beetle - Cryptarcha ampla Nitidulidae - Cryptarcha ampla Cryptarcha concinna Melsheimer - Cryptarcha concinna Sap-feeding beetle - Cryptarcha ampla Small Beetle - Cryptarcha strigatula Brown, flat, hairy beetle - Cryptarcha ampla IMG_1671 - Cryptarcha ampla Small pale-spotted beetle - Cryptarcha concinna
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 Cryptarchinae
Genus Cryptarcha
Explanation of Names
Cryptarcha Shuckard 1839
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(1)(2), a great many worldwide
Identification
The fasciate Cryptarcha are very difficult to id without seeing the prosternal process; the elytral markings and setation patterns can be very similar in these species. --Andrew Cline, pers. comm. to =v= 16.xii.2014
Range
most of the world and NA(1)
Habitat
Adults on sapping tree wounds; come to light(3)
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.Discovery of new species and country records for the North American sap beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae).
Cline, A.R. & P.E. Skelley. 2013. Zootaxa, 3683(2): 101–116.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.