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Genus Sesaspis

Ironclad - Sesaspis emarginata Beetle - Sesaspis emarginata Sesaspis emarginata (Horn) - Sesaspis emarginata Darkling beetle of some sort?  - Sesaspis emarginata Sesaspis? - Sesaspis emarginata Sesaspis emarginata Ironclad - Sesaspis emarginata Sesaspis emarginata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Subfamily Zopherinae (Ironclad Beetles)
Tribe Zopherini
Genus Sesaspis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the members of this genus used to be variously treated in a number of related genera (mostly Nosoderma, but also Verodes and Phloeodes)(1)
Explanation of Names
Sesaspis Casey 1907
A single species in our area, 7 spp. total(1)
Venter covered by punctures with single inserted setae (tubercles in Phloeodes); short arcuate cavity on the hypomeron (also present in Nosoderma, but that genus has a distinct transverse groove on the prosternum)(1)
Central America into TX-NM; all 7 spp. are known from Mexico, and 5 of them not known outside Mexico(1)(2)
mostly mountainous pine forests(1)
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