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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Sphindus americanus

Slime Mold Beetles - Sphindus americanus Cryptic slime mold beetle (Sphindidae) (1) - Sphindus americanus Sphindus americanus Cryptic Slime Mold Beetle - Sphindus americanus Sphindidae, lateral - Sphindus americanus Unknown beetle - Sphindus americanus Sphindus americanus Sphindus americanus
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
1.5-2.5 mm(1)
e. NA to BC (TX-FL-NB-BC)(2)(1)
"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.