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Genus Platylomalus

Histerid - Platylomalus aequalis Histerid - Platylomalus aequalis Clown beetle - Platylomalus aequalis Hister beetle  - Platylomalus aequalis Clown Beetle - Platylomalus aequalis Some Sort of Histerine Beetle? - Platylomalus aequalis Histeridae? - Platylomalus aequalis sap beetle in frozen rotten log - Platylomalus aequalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Dendrophilinae
Tribe Paromalini
Genus Platylomalus
Pronunciation
plat-ee-loh-MAL-us
Explanation of Names
Platylomalus Cooman 1948
Numbers
A single species in our area(1), 60 spp. worldwide
Size
2.5-3.5 mm
Range
in our area, e. NA west to the Rockies(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.