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Species Cortinicara gibbosa

Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Cortinicara gibbosa Texas Latridiid  - Cortinicara gibbosa Melanophthalma ? - Cortinicara gibbosa Cortinicara gibbosa ? - Cortinicara gibbosa Latridiidae ? - Cortinicara gibbosa - female Latridiidae ? - Cortinicara gibbosa - female tiny beetle - Cortinicara gibbosa Beetle - Cortinicara gibbosa - female
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Corticariinae
Genus Cortinicara
Species gibbosa (Cortinicara gibbosa)
Explanation of Names
Cortinicara gibbosa (Herbst 1793)
1.1–1.7 mm(1)
native to Palaearctic, adventive in the New World; in our area, across so. Canada south to NJ-WV-MI & CA(1)
wide variety of environments: marshlands, pastures, coastal fields/barrens, shores/beaches, heaths, pine barrens, sand dunes, meadows, sphagnum bogs, wet swales, grasslands, and forests; more abundant in open, often damp, habitats(1)
the most abundant latridiid in the Atlantic Provinces(1)
earliest NA record: before 1899 (NH, MI, WV, BC-CA)(1)
Works Cited
1.Latridiidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: New records, keys to identification, new synonyms, distribution, and zoogeography
Majka C.G., Langor D., Rücker W.H. 2009. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 317-370.