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Species Arthrolips fasciata

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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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Corylophidae (Minute Hooded Beetles)
Tribe Parmulini
Genus Arthrolips
Species fasciata (Arthrolips fasciata)
Explanation of Names
Arthrolips fasciata (Erichson 1842)
1.15-1.30 mm
colouring distinctive
described from Tasmania, now spreading throughout the world, incl. NA; recorded in Australia, New Zealand, so. Europe (established before 1996), Taiwan (Thomas 2005, Viñolas et al. 2012); in our area, recorded in FL (Thomas 2005), VA, TX (BG data)
in Europe, found in compost, humid artificial habitats, but also nearly undisturbed habitats (Species page, Museo di storia naturale di Venezia)
Print References
Thomas M.C. (2005) New distribution records for Arthrolips fasciata (Erichson) (Coleoptera: Corylophidae). Insecta Mundi 19: 128 (Full text)
Viñolas A., Muñoz J., Soler J. (2012) Noves o interessants citacions de coleòpters per al Parc Natural del Montseny i per a la península Ibèrica (Coleoptera) (4a nota). Orsis 26: 149-185 (Full text)