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Species Melanophthalma pumila

Melanophthalma pumila - male Melanophthalma pumila - male Coleoptera - Melanophthalma pumila Coleoptera - Melanophthalma pumila Coleoptera - Melanophthalma pumila Melanophthalma pumila (LeConte) - Melanophthalma pumila
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Corticariinae
Genus Melanophthalma
No Taxon (subgenus Melanophthalma)
Species pumila (Melanophthalma pumila)
Explanation of Names
Melanophthalma pumila (LeConte 1855)
pumila = 'dwarf'
Size
1.5-1.7 mm(1)
Identification
Prosternum swollen and prominent anterior to procoxae (easily seen in lateral view)
Range
most of NA (NH-BC to FL-CA)(1)
Habitat
Dead and decaying wood in coniferous (and occasionally deciduous) forests(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Latridiidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: New records, keys to identification, new synonyms, distribution, and zoogeography
Majka C.G., Langor D., Rücker W.H. 2009. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 317-370.