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Species Telmatophilus americanus

Byturidae? - Telmatophilus americanus - female Flotsam cryptophagid - Telmatophilus americanus Flotsam cryptophagid - Telmatophilus americanus small beetle - Telmatophilus americanus small beetle - Telmatophilus americanus family? - Telmatophilus americanus small beetle - Telmatophilus americanus Telmatophilus americanus - male
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptophaginae
Tribe Cryptophagini
Genus Telmatophilus
Species americanus (Telmatophilus americanus)
Explanation of Names
Telmatophilus americanus LeConte 1863
2.5-3.0 mm(1)
across Canada & n. US (NF-BC to NY-IN-CO)(1)
on Sparganium flowers(1)