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Genus Sapintus

pencil-necked beetle - Sapintus pubescens Antlike Flower Beetle - Sapintus pubescens 040312Beetle1 - Sapintus Little black guy with heavy palps - Sapintus pubescens Little black guy with heavy palps - Sapintus pubescens Sapintus fulvipes (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Sapintus fulvipes Anthicid - Sapintus pusillus Anthicid - Sapintus
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Genus Sapintus
Explanation of Names
Sapintus Casey 1895
11 spp. in our area; large genus(1)
2.0-4.0 mm(2)
worldwide; in our area, e. NA & sw. US (rarely in the Pacific Northwest)(1)
riparian areas(1)
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.