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Species Colopterus niger

Colopterus niger (Say) - Colopterus niger Nitidulidae, dorsal - Colopterus niger  Sap-feeding beetle - Colopterus niger
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 Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Cillaeinae
Genus Colopterus
Species niger (Colopterus niger)
Explanation of Names
Colopterus niger (Say 1823)
Size
3.3-5.4 mm(1)
Identification
Pronotum with oblique sulcus in each hind angle
Range
e. US (*NJ-MD-FL to WI-*IA-LA) to S. America(1)(2)(*BG data)
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae)
Price M.B., Young D.K. 2006. Insecta Mundi 20: 69-84.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.