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Genus Sparedrus

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Oedemeridae (False Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Calopodinae
Genus Sparedrus
Explanation of Names
Sparedrus Dejean 1821
Numbers
2 rare spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Antennal base situated within deep emarglnation of eyes (2)
Range
holarctic(3); in our area, so. CA, TX(1)
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.Species of Oedemeridae of the Big Bend region of Texas
Arnett R.H., Jr. 1965. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 47-56.
3.A revision of the Nearctic Oedemeridae (Coleoptera)
Arnett R.H., Jr. 1951. American Midland Naturalist 45: 257-391.