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Genus Monotoma

Monotomidae - Monotoma americana Monotomidae - Monotoma americana Monotoma - Monotoma picipes Monotoma Monotoma americana? - Monotoma emarginata - male Monotoma - Monotoma picipes little club - Monotoma Monotoma longicollis
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)
Family Monotomidae (Minute Clubbed Beetles)
Subfamily Monotominae
Genus Monotoma
Explanation of Names
Monotoma Herbst 1793
>15 spp. in our area(1), 40 total(2)
Key to spp. in Bousquet & LaPlante (1999)(1) -- covers all the described species from our area except for the southern M. texana and M. mucida
Photos of several spp. of European origin in(3)
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
plant debris, ant nests, stored products, sometimes under bark(1)(4)
the only member of its tribe(2)