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Genus Sculptotheca

Anobiid - Sculptotheca puberula Beetle 7 - Sculptotheca puberula Beetle 7 - Sculptotheca puberula Anobiid - Sculptotheca puberula small beetle - Sculptotheca puberula Beetle - Sculptotheca puberula Beetle - Sculptotheca puberula Beetle - Sculptotheca puberula
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Dorcatominae
Tribe Prothecini
Genus Sculptotheca
Explanation of Names
Sculptotheca Schilsky 1901; type species: S. hilleri Schilsky 1901 (Japan)
Numbers
a single sp. in our area, ~10 described (and several undescribed) spp. total
Size
1.5-2.5 mm
Identification
our single species can be separated from the similar Protheca hispida by 9-segmented antennae
Range
mainly Oriental & Afrotropical; in the New World, 1 sp. in e. NA & one (undescribed) in Mexico
Remarks
anatomy of male genitalia suggests that Protheca and Sculptotheca are not too closely related