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Species Corticaria varicolor

Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Corticaria varicolor - male Latriidid(?) - Corticaria varicolor Latriidid - Corticaria varicolor Corticaria varicolor Corticaria varicolor - male Corticaria varicolor - male Corticaria varicolor - male
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
Genus Corticaria
Species varicolor (Corticaria varicolor)
2.1-2.6mm (Fall, 1899 & Downie and Arnett, 1994)
"Color varying from yellowish brown to piceous, often uniform, but more commonly piceous brown, with the elytra (except the suture), antennae and legs paler. Form moderately stout and convex; pubescence cinereous, rather long and conspicuous, the hairs of the elytral intervals shorter and more inclined. Head about 4/5ths as wide as the prothorax, strongly but sparsely punctate; tempora parallel, their length fully 1/4 that of the eye as seen from above. Antennae reaching the hind margin of the prothorax, the joints all longer than wide. Prothorax convex, a little wider than long, widest before the middle; sides rater strongly rounded, narrowed behind, margin finely serrate; surface moderately strongly punctate, the punctures separated by fully their own diameters; posterior fovea small and not deeply impressed. Elytra elongate-oval, convex, striae distinctly impressed; intervals slightly convex, their punctures decidedly finer than those of the striae. Beneath coarsely, rather closely punctate, more finely and sparsely along the median line; the first ventral more finely and sparsely than the metasternum, the following segments finely punctate. Metasternum subequal to the 1st ventral; middle coxae narrowly separated about 1/6 their own diameter, legs short." transcribed by C.Wood from Fall, 1899.