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Genus Anaspis

Scraptiid? - Anaspis rufa Small Beetle - Anaspis sericea Small light brown beetle - Anaspis rufa Tiny Beetle - Tumbling Flower? - Anaspis beetle - Anaspis rufa Scraptiid?  Anaspis atrata? - Anaspis atrata Anaspis? - Anaspis Anaspis
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 Scraptiidae (False Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anaspidinae
Tribe Anaspidini
Genus Anaspis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Larisia Emery 1876, Nassipa Emery 1876, Silaria Mulsant 1856 (all now as valid subgenera)
Explanation of Names
Anaspis Geoffroy 1762
13 spp. in our area(1), >80 in 6 subgenera in Europe(2)
throughout NA(1)