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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Orthoperus scutellaris

Black Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris Black Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris Black Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris Black Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris Minute Hooded Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris Beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris minute hooded beetle - Orthoperus scutellaris
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 Corylophidae (Minute Hooded Beetles)
Genus Orthoperus
Species scutellaris (Orthoperus scutellaris)
Explanation of Names
Orthoperus scutellaris LeConte 1878
Size
0.7 mm(1)
Range
transcontinental (NS-NT-BC to NY-IN-CA)(2)(1)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
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.