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Genus Cybocephalus

Tiny Beetle - Cybocephalus nipponicus - male beetle - Cybocephalus californicus Coleoptera - Cybocephalus nipponicus Really tiny beetle on cactus, possibly associated with cochineal. - Cybocephalus californicus Sap-feeding Beetle - Cybocephalus Beetle - Cybocephalus nipponicus Cybocephalus Cybocephalus
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cybocephalidae
Genus Cybocephalus
Explanation of Names
Cybocephalus Erichson 1844
Greek 'cube head'
5 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area(1) (all in the nominate subgenus), ~200 spp. in 2 subgenera total(2)
not yet in the guide: C. kathrynae Smith & Cave 2006 (so. FL)(1)
0.5-2.5 mm(1)
key to spp. in(1)
Works Cited
1.The Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico
Smith T.R., Cave R.D. 2006. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 99: 776-792.