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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Symbiotes

Cryptophagidae ? - Symbiotes gibberosus tiny beetle - Symbiotes gibberosus Sonora-4 - Symbiotes gibberosus Sonora-4 - Symbiotes gibberosus Anamorphidae, Symbiotes gibberosus? - Symbiotes gibberosus Anamorphidae, Symbiotes gibberosus? - Symbiotes gibberosus Anamorphidae, Symbiotes gibberosus? - Symbiotes gibberosus Anamorphidae, Symbiotes gibberosus? - Symbiotes gibberosus
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 Anamorphidae
Genus Symbiotes
Explanation of Names
Symbiotes Redtenbacher 1847
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (incl. one adventive), 5 total(1)(2)
Range
holarctic (w. Palaearctic & NA)(1); the two native spp. are restricted to e. US & ON(2)(3); only the adventive S. gibberosus (currently the commonest Symbiotes species anywhere in NA) is known to occur in the west
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
Shockley et al. 2009. Zootaxa 1999: 1-113.
2.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.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.