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Genus Thalycra

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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 Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
Genus Thalycra
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudothalycra, Perthalycra Horn 1879
Explanation of Names
Thalycra Erichson 1843
16 spp. in our area(1), 2 in Europe(2)...
key to spp in(3)
in our area, more diverse in the west (9 spp. in BC alone); T. concolor is transcontinental (north to NB-YT)(4)
associated with underground Rhizopogon fungi(5)
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. Jong Y.S.D.M. et al. (2014) Fauna Europaea - all European animal species on the web. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4034.
3.A revision of the New World species of Thalycra Erichson, with a description of a new genus and notes on generic synonymy...
Howden H.F. 1961. Can. Entomol. Supplement 25: 1-61 .
4.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
5.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.