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Genus Prostomis

Prostomidae - Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Prostomidae - Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Prostomidae - Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Prostomidae Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Prostomidae Prostomis mandibularis - Prostomis americanus Small flat beetle - Prostomis americanus prostomid - Prostomis americanus prostomid - Prostomis americanus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Prostomidae (Jugular-horned Beetles)
Genus Prostomis
Explanation of Names
Prostomis Latreille 1829
Numbers
a single species in our area, ~15 spp. total(1)
Range
holarctic to Australia; S. Africa; in our area, BC-CA(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.