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Genus Monotoma

Root-eating Beetle? - Monotoma americana Silvanidae? - Monotoma americana small Monotomidae - Monotoma longicollis root eater - Monotoma arida Monotoma myrmecophila Bousquet and Laplante - Monotoma myrmecophila - female Monotoma picipes Herbst - Monotoma picipes Small beetle - Monotoma A dark Monotomid.... - Monotoma americana
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 (Root-eating Beetles)
Subfamily Monotominae
Genus Monotoma
Explanation of Names
Monotoma Herbst 1793
>15 spp. in our area(1), 40 total(2)
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)
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
plant debris, ant nests, stored products, sometimes under bark(1)(4)
the only member of its tribe(2)