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Species Cartodere nodifera - Swollen Fungus Beetle

unknown beetle - Cartodere nodifera Flat Bark Beetle? - Cartodere nodifera Flat Bark Beetle? - Cartodere nodifera Flat Bark Beetle? - Cartodere nodifera Aridius nodifer (Westwood) - Cartodere nodifera Tiny beetle - Cartodere nodifera Weevil ? - Cartodere nodifera Swollen Fungus Beetle - Cartodere nodifera
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Latridiinae
Genus Cartodere
No Taxon (subgenus Aridius)
Species nodifera (Swollen Fungus Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lathridius nodifer, Aridius nodifer, Coninomus nodifer
Explanation of Names
Cartodere nodifera (Westwood 1839)
1.5–2.2 mm(1)
Easily recognized by the 3rd and 5th interstriae produced into bumpy ridges behind middle.
cosmopolitan, native to Australasia; in our area, throughout temperate Canada and south to NC & CA(1)(2)
frequently associated with stored products (incl. grains); under bark, in mouldy wood, vegetable refuse, moss, stacks of wood, haystacks, cellars, herbage, leaf compost, nests of wasps/bees & rodents(1)
filamentous fungi(1)
earliest NA record: before 1894 (VA, WA-CA)(1)
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