Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

subgenus Aeletes

tiny beetle - Aeletes politus Tiny brown histerid - Aeletes politus Histerid - Aeletes politus Histerid - Aeletes politus Histerid 8 - Aeletes Aeletes (s.str.) politus (J.L. LeConte 1853) - Aeletes politus Aeletes (s.str.) simplex (J.L. LeConte 1844) - Aeletes simplex Beetle - Aeletes - male
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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Abraeinae
Tribe Acritini
Genus Aeletes
No Taxon subgenus Aeletes
5 spp. in our area(1), 86 spp. worldwide
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.