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Species Cryptophilus obliteratus

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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 Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Xenoscelinae
Genus Cryptophilus
Species obliteratus (Cryptophilus obliteratus)
Explanation of Names
Cryptophilus obliteratus Reitter 1874
Size
2.4-3.1 mm(1)
Range
native to E. Asia, adventive elsewhere: Europe since 1982(2), probably NA (not yet officially recorded; BG images are the only available evidence so far)
Works Cited
1.Lompe A. (2002-) Die Käfer Europas: Ein Bestimmungswerk im Internet
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.