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Species Cartodere nodifer - Swollen Fungus Beetle

Flat Bark Beetle? - Cartodere nodifer Flat Bark Beetle? - Cartodere nodifer Flat Bark Beetle? - Cartodere nodifer Aridius nodifer (Westwood) - Cartodere nodifer Tiny beetle - Cartodere nodifer Swollen Fungus Beetle - Cartodere nodifer Swollen Fungus Beetle - Cartodere nodifer beetle - Cartodere nodifer
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 Latridiinae
Genus Cartodere
No Taxon (subgenus Aridius)
Species nodifer (Swollen Fungus Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lathridius nodifer, Aridius nodifer, Coninomus nodifer
Explanation of Names
Cartodere nodifer (Westwood 1839)
Size
1.5–2.2 mm(1)
Identification
Easily recognized by the 3rd and 5th interstriae produced into bumpy ridges behind middle.
Range
cosmopolitan, native to Australasia; in our area, throughout temperate Canada and south to NC & CA(1)(2)
Habitat
frequently associated with stored products (incl. grains); under bark, in mouldy wood, vegetable refuse, moss, stacks of wood, haystacks, cellars, herbage, leaf compost, nests of wasps/bees & rodents(1)
Food
filamentous fungi(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: before 1894 (VA, WA-CA)(1)
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