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Species Corticaria elongata

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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 Corticariinae
Genus Corticaria
Species elongata (Corticaria elongata)
Explanation of Names
Corticaria elongata (Gyllenhal 1827)
Size
1.3-1.8 mm(1)
Identification
quadrate to slightly transverse pronotum with prominent teeth at the hind angles, sub-basal impression slight. color yellow-tan.
Range
native to the Palaearctic (now cosmopolitan), adventive in the New World; in our area, across so. Canada south to NJ-WV-MI & CA(1)
Habitat
dead wood habitats; important component of saproxylic communities across much of the decay succession(2); rotten fruit, hay, firewood(3)
Remarks
earliest NA record: before 1899 (MA-PA, MI, IA, CA)(1)
Works Cited
1.Latridiidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada: New records, keys to identification, new synonyms, distribution, and zoogeography
Majka C.G., Langor D., Rücker W.H. 2009. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 317-370.
2.Saproxylic beetles (Coleoptera) associated with aspen deadwood in broad-leaved boreal mixedwood stands
Wood C.M. 2012. MS thesis. University of Alberta, Edmonton. xiii+219 pp.
3.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.