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Species Sphindus americanus

small fungus beetle - Sphindus americanus Beetle - Sphindus americanus Cryptic Slime Mold Beetle - Sphindus americanus Sphindid - Sphindus americanus Sphindidae, Cryptic Slime Mold Beetle, dorsal - Sphindus americanus Sphindidae, antennae - Sphindus americanus Sphindidae, lateral - Sphindus americanus Sphindus americanus
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Sphindidae (Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles)
Genus Sphindus (Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles)
Species americanus (Sphindus americanus)
Explanation of Names
Sphindus americanus LeConte 1866
Size
1.5-2.5 mm(1)
Range
e. NA to BC (TX-FL-NB-BC)(2)(1)
Remarks
"There are several undescribed, cryptic species in that complex. I have been leaving them as 'Sphindus nr. americanus' or 'S. americanus?' until I can revise that genus." --Joe McHugh's comment
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.