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Genus Airora

Trogossitidae - Airora aequalis Airora cylindrica Airora cylindrica little Trogossitid - Airora aequalis Airora cylindrica? - Airora cylindrica Beetle found in bark - Airora cylindrica Airora minuta? - Airora minuta Tenebrionidae? - Airora aequalis
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Trogossitidae (Bark-gnawing Beetles)
Subfamily Trogossitinae
Tribe Trogossitini
Genus Airora
Explanation of Names
Airora Reitter 1876
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, 23 total(1)
Size
3.2-15 mm(2)
Identification
Elongate, cylindrical; eyes large; all tibiae are spiny (unlike in Temnochila)(3)

A. equalis vs A. minuta
Range
so. Canada (ON, BC) to Argentina(1)
Works Cited
1.Trogossitidae: A review of the beetle family, with a catalogue and keys
Kolibáč J. 2013. ZooKeys 366: 1-194.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.