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Genus Airora

Airora minuta Schaeffer - Airora minuta Airora cylindrica (Audinet-Serville) - Airora cylindrica Beetle - Airora cylindrica Bark-gnawing Beetle - Airora cylindrica little Trogossitid - Airora aequalis Airora minuta? - Airora minuta Airora minuta? - Airora minuta Airora aequalis? - Airora aequalis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Trogossitidae
Subfamily Trogossitinae
Genus Airora
Explanation of Names
Airora Reitter 1876
3 spp. in our area, 23 total(1)
3.2-15 mm(2)
Elongate, cylindrical; eyes large; all tibiae are spiny (unlike in Temnochila)(3)

A. equalis vs A. minuta
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.