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Family Akalyptoischiidae - Akalyptoischiid Scavenger Beetles

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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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Akalyptoischiidae (Akalyptoischiid Scavenger Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until very recently considered a part of Latridiidae(1)
Explanation of Names
Akalyptoischiidae Lord et. al, 2010
contains a single genus with 24 described spp., all in our area(1)
11 antennomeres ending in a loose 2- or 3-segmented club; eyes reduced to 2-6 facets; labrum large, laterally expanded; frontoclypeal suture distinctly impressed; basal tarsomere pseudo-segmented; procoxal cavities open posteriorly; hind wings absent; mesocoxal cavities narrowly separated; 7 abdominal spiracles(1)
w. NA (ID-OR to Mexico)(1)
Works Cited
1.Phylogenetic analysis of the minute brown scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), and recognition of a new beetle family...
Lord N.P., Hartley C.S., Lawrence J.F., McHugh J.V., Whiting M.F., Miller K.B. 2010. Systematic Entomology 35: 753-763.