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Genus Amphicrossus

Amphicrossus sp. - Amphicrossus Amphicrossus ciliatus Nitidulidae, head ventral - Amphicrossus ciliatus Small brown beetle with fine hair - Amphicrossus ciliatus Amphicrossus ciliatus (Olivier) - Amphicrossus ciliatus Sap-feeding Beetle - Amphicrossus ciliatus Sap-feeding Beetle - Amphicrossus ciliatus Amphicrossus? - Amphicrossus
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 Amphicrossinae
Genus Amphicrossus
Explanation of Names
Amphicrossus Erichson 1843
3 spp. in our area(1), ~30 total(2)
found on several continents; in NA, QC-ON-FL-AZ(1)(3): A. ciliatus e. NA, A. liebecki & A. niger so. AZ
Usually found feeding at sap
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.A revision of Neartic Nitidulidae (Coleoptera)
Parsons C.T. 1943. Bull. comp. Zool. 92: 121-278.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.