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Species Corticaria serrata

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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 Corticariinae
Genus Corticaria
Species serrata (Corticaria serrata)
Explanation of Names
Corticaria serrata (Paykull 1798)
1.7-2.3 mm(1)
10-12 large tooth-like serrations along the entire lateral pronotal margin separates it from other described Corticaria of NA
tempora very short, pronotum moderately transverse with fairly deep round basal fovea, color dull reddish brown to piceorufous, appendages somewhat paler
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in the New World(1) and now widespread in NA (across Canada south to FL-IN-NE-CA)(1) [treated as non-native in Europe in(2)]
stored products, incl. grain; mouldy plant debris in stables and outdoors; reared from dead conifer wood; on fungi(1)
earliest record in our area: before 1825(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Latridiidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: New records, keys to identification, new synonyms, distribution, and zoogeography
Majka C.G., Langor D., Rücker W.H. 2009. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 317-370.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
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