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Genus Fabogethes

Nit or Shortwinged? - Fabogethes nigrescens Tiny Black Beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens small beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens small beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens Sap-feeding Beetle? - Fabogethes nigrescens Black Pollen Beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens Meligethinae ? - Fabogethes nigrescens Beetle IMG_4051 - Fabogethes nigrescens
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 Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Genus Fabogethes
Explanation of Names
Fabogethes Audisio & Cline 2009
A single (adventive) species in our area, 9 spp. total(1)
native to the Palaearctic (widespread in Eurasia)(1)
larvae develop in flowers of Fabaceae(1)
Works Cited
1.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.