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Genus Neolitochrus

unknown beetle - Neolitochrus pulchellus unknown beetle - Neolitochrus pulchellus Litochrus pulchellus - Neolitochrus pulchellus Neolitochrus pulchellus (LeConte) - Neolitochrus pulchellus Shining Flower Beetle - Neolitochrus crucigerus Scymninae? - Neolitochrus pulchellus Scymninae? - Neolitochrus pulchellus
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Phalacridae (Shining Flower Beetles)
No Taxon (Litochropus-group)
Genus Neolitochrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Litochrus Erichson 1845 is an Old World genus (primarily Australasian)(1)
Explanation of Names
Neolitochrus Gimmel 2013
Numbers
4 spp. in our area + 1 described sp. in Mexico + some undescribed spp. farther south(1)
Size
0.9-2.3 mm; contains the smallest known phalacrids(1)
Range
e. US (to NJ-IL) to Brazil & Bolivia(1)
Habitat
collected by beating; often come to lights in numbers(1)
Food
probably ascomycete fungi(1)
Works Cited
1.Genus-level revision of the family Phalacridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
Gimmel M. 2013. Zootaxa 3605: 1–147.