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Suborder Myxophaga - Minute Bog and Skiff Beetles

Hydroscapha redfordi Hydroscapha redfordi Sphaerius sp. - Sphaerius Specimen 3, lateral close (left palp missing) - Sphaerius Sphaerius larvae?? - Sphaerius Sphaerius larvae?? - Sphaerius Beetle - Sphaerius Beetle - Sphaerius
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Myxophaga (Minute Bog and Skiff Beetles)
Numbers
Small suborder - consisting of only two families in North America;
Sphaeriusidae [=Microsporidae] - Minute Bog Beetles [chapter 3 (1)]
Hydroscaphidae - Skiff Beetles [chapter 4 (1)]
Identification
Antennae forming club, narrow and elongate or conical, composed of 1-3 antennomeres. Notopleural sutures present. Tarsi 3-3-3.
Print References
American Beetles, Vol. 1 (1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.