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Genus Sesaspis

Ironclad Beetle? - Sesaspis emarginata Ironclad - Sesaspis emarginata Beetle - Sesaspis emarginata Sesaspis emarginata (Horn) - Sesaspis emarginata Darkling beetle of some sort?  - Sesaspis emarginata Darkling beetle of some sort?  - Sesaspis emarginata Sesaspis? - Sesaspis emarginata
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 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
Numbers
A single species in our area, 7 spp. total(1)
Identification
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)
Range
Central America into TX-NM; all 7 spp. are known from Mexico, and 5 of them not known outside Mexico(1)(2)
Habitat
mostly mountainous pine forests(1)
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