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Genus Anorus

Soft-bodied Plant Beetle - Anorus piceus Soft-bodied Plant Beetle - Anorus piceus Which Click Beetle is this? - Anorus piceus dascillid - Anorus piceus Soft-bodied Plant Beetle (Anorus piceus) - Anorus piceus Anorus parvicollis Anorus sp - Anorus Anorus piceus
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Dascilloidea (Soft-bodied Plant and Cicada Parasite Beetles)
Family Dascillidae (Soft-bodied Plant Beetles)
Genus Anorus
Explanation of Names
Anorus LeConte 1859
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1)
Size
7-13 mm(2)
Range
AZ-CA(1)
Remarks
The only Nearctic member of the subfam. Karumiinae Escalera 1913 (~7 genera in 4 tribes worldwide) that occurs in drier parts of w. NA, temperate S. America, Africa, and C. Asia(3)
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.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.
3.Handbook of Zoology. Coleoptera Vol. 1: Morphology and Systematics. (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim)
Leschen R.A.B., Beutel R.G. (eds). 2005. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. xi + 567 pp.