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Species Malporus formicarius

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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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Genus Malporus
Species formicarius (Malporus formicarius)
Explanation of Names
Malporus formicarius (LaFerté-Sénectère 1847)
3.4-4.1 mm(1)
Elytral apices dark or diffusely paler; setae on head and pronotum appressed(2)
NA east of the Rockies (NS-SK to VA-KS)(3)(1)
coastal dunes, under debris washed up on beaches & lake shores, along salt marsh margins(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Revision of the Genus Malporus Casey (Coleoptera: Anthicidae: Anthicinae)
Donald S. Chandler. 1997. The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 265-275.
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.