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Genus Chaetophora

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Byrrhidae (Pill Beetles)
Subfamily Syncalyptinae
Genus Chaetophora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syncalypta (in part)
Explanation of Names
Chaetophora Kirby & Spence 1823
Numbers
a single (adventive) sp. in our area(1)
Range
native to Eurasia, adventive in NA where occurs in the northeast (PEI-ON-MN south to MD & OH) and in the west (ID, BC)(1)(2)
Habitat
sparsely-vegetated dry areas containing mosses
Remarks
Chaetophora is also a genus of green algae
Print References
C.G. Majka, J. Ogden, D.H. Webster, & R.P Webster (2007) Chaetophora spinosa (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae): new records from the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Coleopterists Bulletin 61(3): 455-456. (Full text)