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Genus Clambus

Minute Beetle - Clambus armadillo tiny beetle - Clambus Unknown - Clambus Clambid - Clambus howdeni Minute Beetle - Clambus howdeni Mushroom beetle - Clambus Broad-headed tiny beetle - Clambus Tiny urban beetle - Clambus? - Clambus
Classification
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Clambidae (Minute Beetles)
Genus Clambus
Explanation of Names
Clambus Fischer von Waldheim 1822
Numbers
10 spp. (of which 2 adventive) in our area(1), >30 total
Identification
Antenna 10-segmented; scutellum well developed - elongate-triangular; eyes divided by lateral margin of head; antennal insertions close to eyes(1)
Key to 6 northeastern spp. in(2)
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.Clambidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada
Majka, C.G. and D.W. Langor. 2009. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 5: 32-40.