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Species Corticaria ferruginea

Corticaria ferruginea - male Corticaria ferruginea - male Corticaria ferruginea - male Latridid - Corticaria ferruginea Latridid - Corticaria ferruginea
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 ferruginea (Corticaria ferruginea)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Corticaria fenestralis (Linnaeus), Corticaria rugulosa LeConte, Corticaria obtusa LeConte, Corticaria kirbyi LeConte, Corticaria boreophila Motschulsky, and many more...
Explanation of Names
Corticaria ferruginea Marsham 1802
1.5-1.8 mm(1)
Ferruginous brown, the head often darker; elytral pubescence short, appressed, uniform; pronotum wider than long, widest before middle, sides broadly rounded and feebly serrulate.
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in NA (LB-AK to FL & CA)(1) [not marked as non-native in(2)]
vegetable refuse, moss, cut grass, hay, manure heaps, under pine bark, in flour(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.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.