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Genus Alaetrinus

Opatrinus? - Alaetrinus minimus Tenebrionid - Alaetrinus Alaetrinus minimus teneb from residential area - Alaetrinus minimus Textured Beetle - Alaetrinus minimus beetle - Alaetrinus minimus Beetle - Alaetrinus minimus Tenebrionid - Alaetrinus minimus
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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Pedinini
Subtribe Platynotina
Genus Alaetrinus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as a subgenus of Opatrinus Latreille 1829
Explanation of Names
Alaetrinus Iwan 1995
3 spp. in our area, 9 spp. total(1)
New World (Canada to so. S. America); in our area, A. aciculatus in so.-c. US (KS-TX-NM; adventive in CA), A. minimus is widely eastern (MA-MO to FL-TX; ?Canada), and A. pullus FL (Key West; adventive in MD)(1)
Print References
Iwan D. (1995) Revision of the genus Opatrinus Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotini). Genus 6(1): 1-90.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of the world Platynotini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Iwan D. 2002. Genus 13: 219-323.