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Family Akalyptoischiidae - Akalyptoischiid Scavenger Beetles

Akalyptoischion chandleri Akalyptoischion chandleri, dorso-lateral - Akalyptoischion chandleri Akalyptoischion chandleri, ventral close - Akalyptoischion chandleri Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata,  dorso-lateral - Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata, dorso-lateral left elytron  - Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata, dorsal head and pronotum  - Akalyptoischion quadrifoveolata Akalyptoischion? - Akalyptoischion Akalyptoischion? - Akalyptoischion
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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.