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Subfamily Atomariinae

Atomaria lewisi Reitter - Atomaria lewisi LRB - Tisactia Beetle - Atomaria Taking a break from Carabids and Hydrophilids! - Atomaria Unknown Tiny Beetle - Atomaria vespertina Coleoptera - Atomaria distincta Waterford-LRB - Atomaria lewisi tiny beetle - Atomaria
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Atomariinae
Explanation of Names
Atomariinae LeConte 1861
Numbers
over 80 spp. in 6 genera north of Mexico, of which over 70 in the genus Atomaria(1), ~300 spp. worldwide
Range
worldwide and throughout NA; a considerable number of our spp. (at least 14) is either holarctic or adventive(2)
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.Provisional atlas of the Cryptophagidae-Atomariinae (Coleoptera) of Britain and Ireland
С. Johnson. 1993. Biological Records Centre, Huntingdon, 91 pp.