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Genus Smicrips

Smicripidae Smicrips palmicola - Smicrips palmicola Smicrips Smicrips sp.  - Smicrips Unknown Beetle - Smicrips Unknown Beetle - Smicrips Possibly Family Smicripidae - Smicrips Possibly Family Smicripidae - Smicrips Possibly Family Smicripidae - Smicrips
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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Smicripidae (Palmetto Beetles)
Genus Smicrips
Explanation of Names
Smicrips LeConte 1878
Numbers
2 described spp. in our area(1); "I suspect that they are the same. At one time I thought I could tell them apart but the more specimens I see the more variation I see also. Somebody needs to take a close look at series of specimens of both species and especially compare male genitalia." (M.C. Thomas, 20.v.2008)
Internet References
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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.