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

Species Ephistemus globulus

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Atomariinae
Tribe Atomariini
Genus Ephistemus
Species globulus (Ephistemus globulus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=apicalis LeConte
Explanation of Names
Ephistemus globulus (Paykull 1798)
Size
0.9-1.4 mm(1)
Range
native to (and widespread across) Europe(2), prob. adventive in NA (ON, BC, ne. US)(3)
Remarks
"very likely introduced in North America and not a truly Holarctic species" -Yves Bousquet, pers. comm. to =v=, 29.ii.2012