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Genus Akalyptoischion

Akalyptoischion sp. - Akalyptoischion chandleri Akalyptoischion dyskritos Akalyptoischion chandleri, dorsal - Akalyptoischion chandleri Akalyptoischion chandleri, ventral - Akalyptoischion chandleri Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata, dorsal - Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata,  metasternum and ventrite 1 - Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata, dorso-lateral left elytron  - Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata, dorsal head and pronotum  - Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Akalyptoischiidae (Akalyptoischiid Scavenger Beetles)
Genus Akalyptoischion
Explanation of Names
Akalyptoischion Andrews 1976
Numbers
24 spp. in the genus, all in our area (all but 8 spp. described in 2007)(1)(2)
Range
w. US (ID-OR to TX-CA) and Mexico(1)
Habitat
associated most often with oak leaf litter; also in wood rat (Neotoma) nest litter(1)
Remarks
Adults flightless(1)
Works Cited
1.Phylogenetic analysis of the minute brown scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), and recognition of a new beetle family...
Lord N.P., Hartley C.S., Lawrence J.F., McHugh J.V., Whiting M.F., Miller K.B. 2010. Systematic Entomology 35: 753-763.
2.A taxonomic revision of the genus Akalyptoischion Andrews (Coleoptera: Latridiidae)
Hartley C.S., Andrews F.G., McHugh J.V. 2007. Col. Bull. 61: 1-50.