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Subfamily Corticariinae

Cortilena sp. - Melanophthalma Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Melanophthalma Latridiidae, ventral - Corticaria Another brackish marsh beetle - Melanophthalma picta Corticaria? - Corticaria Cryptophagidae? - Cortinicara gibbosa small beetle - Melanophthalma Tiny brown weevil
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Corticariinae
Explanation of Names
Corticariinae Curtis 1829
Numbers
~60 spp. in 6 genera in our area(1), >500 spp. in 10 genera worldwide(2)
Identification
telling the genera apart from dorsal and external characters alone is problematic
Range
worldwide and throughout N. America
See Also

Paratenetus (Tenebrionidae)
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.
2.Rücker W.H. (1998-2014) Latridiidae & Merophysiinae