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Genus Monotoma

Silvanidae? - Monotoma americana Monotomidae - Monotoma americana Root-eating Beetle - Monotoma americana Monotoma myrmecophila Bousquet and Laplante - Monotoma myrmecophila - male Monotoma Monotomid - Monotoma emarginata Monotomid - Monotoma emarginata Monotoma picipes
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)
Family Monotomidae (Minute Clubbed Beetles)
Subfamily Monotominae
Genus Monotoma
Explanation of Names
Monotoma Herbst 1793
Numbers
>15 spp. in our area(1), 40 total(2)
Identification
Key to spp. in(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)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Habitat
plant debris, ant nests, stored products, sometimes under bark(1)(4)
Remarks
the only member of its tribe(2)