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Genus Brachypterolus

Nitidulid? - Brachypterolus pulicarius Very Tiny Beetle - Brachypterolus pulicarius Short-winged Flower Beetle - Brachypterolus pulicarius Beetle - Brachypterolus pulicarius Beetle - Brachypterolus pulicarius toadflax flower-eating beetle - Brachypterolus pulicarius Tiny Beetle on Tree Blossom - Brachypterolus pulicarius Beetle - Brachypterolus pulicarius
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 (Nitidulid series)
Family Kateretidae (Short-winged Flower Beetles)
Genus Brachypterolus
Explanation of Names
Brachypterolus Grouvelle 1913
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area(1), 8 spp. total(2)
Remarks
One species was inadvertently introduced from Eurasia to North America and found to reduce seed numbers in both invasive toadflax species and disperse without assistance
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.BioLib.cz