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subgenus Aridius

Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Cartodere bifasciata Weevil ? - Cartodere nodifer Swollen Fungus Beetle - Cartodere nodifer Cartodere of sorts? - Cartodere nodifer Ultra tiny beetle - Cartodere bifasciata beetle - Cartodere nodifer beetle - Cartodere nodifer Latridiinae? - Cartodere nodifer
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 Latridiinae
Genus Cartodere
No Taxon subgenus Aridius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as separate genus, incl. in American Beetles(1)
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1) (all non-native), 36 worldwide(2)
Identification
Body moderately elongate, elytra rounded laterally, pronotum with two longitudinal ridges and strong lateral constriction, head not much produced in front of, and rounded behind eyes.
Range
All 3 our spp. originate in the Australian region, now spread by commerce almost worldwide
Remarks
(Note: Information taken mostly from the deleted genus page filled by Boris Büche.)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Rücker W.H. (1998-2014) Latridiidae & Merophysiinae