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Genus Sericoderus

Sericoderus specimen 1, ventral - Sericoderus - male Beetle - Sericoderus Tiny Beetle - Sericoderus - female Sericoderus - Sericoderus lateralis Unknown Beetle - Sericoderus Unknown Beetle - Sericoderus Tiny brown beetle - Sericoderus Micro Beetle A - Sericoderus
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 Corylophidae (Minute Hooded Beetles)
Genus Sericoderus
Explanation of Names
Sericoderus Stephens 1829
5 species in our area(1)

Sericoderus debilis Casey (Sonoma Co., CA)
Sericoderus lateralis (Gyllenhal) (cosmopolitan)
Sericoderus obscurus LeConte (eastern US)
Sericoderus quadratus Casey (Monterey, CA)
Sericoderus subtilis LeConte (eastern US)
Approx. 1 mm or less
10 or 11 segmented antennae, basal pronotal angles acute and extending beyond base of pronotum.
One species cosmopolitan(2), other described species across most of NA(1)
Often found in decaying plant matter, such as compost or grass cuttings.
our only representative of the tribe Sericoderini Matthews 1888, that contains one more cosmopolitan genus(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.Phylogeny and classification of Corylophidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) with descriptions of new genera and larvae
Ślipiński A., Tomaszewska W., Lawrence J.F. 2009. Systematic Entomology 34: 409–433.