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Genus Cryptolestes

Laemophloeidae - Cryptolestes uncicornis - male Cryptolestes uncicornis  (Reitter)  - Cryptolestes uncicornis - male Cryptolestes punctatus - female Beetle - Cryptolestes ferrugineus Odd Antennæ. - Cryptolestes uncicornis - male Flat Grain Beetle, I think - Cryptolestes Beetle - Cryptolestes Cryptolestes? - Cryptolestes
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Cryptolestes
Explanation of Names
Cryptolestes Ganglbauer 1899
Numbers
11 spp. in our area (about a half are adventive)(1), ~50 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
key to spp. in(3)
habitus photos of all our spp. in(4)
"With Cryptolestes, you really need to examine genitalia (of either sex) to be sure [of species]. Some Leptophloeus are superficially very similar to the Cryptolestes spp. near ferrugineus and are distinguishable by the relative width of the intercoxal process of the first visible abdominal ventrite (narrow in Leptophloeus, broader in Cryptolestes)." --M.C. Thomas, pers. comm. to =v= 9.x.2012
Range
worldwide (several stored product spp. are cosmopolitan)(2); in our area, mostly e. US(1)
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