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Genus Clypastraea

Minute hooded beetle - Clypastraea lepida Minute hooded beetle (Corylophidae) - Clypastraea lunata Lighter Clypastraea?  - Clypastraea fasciata Minute Hooded Beetle - Clypastraea fasciata Coleoptera - Clypastraea lunata Tiny beetle - Clypastraea Unknown Beetle - Clypastraea Corylophidae? - Clypastraea
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)
Tribe Parmulini
Genus Clypastraea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sacium LeConte, Molamba Casey
Explanation of Names
Clypastraea Haldeman 1842
16 spp. in our area(1)
worldwide(2) and across NA(1)
See Also
Nipus (Coccinellidae)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Phylogeny and classification of Corylophidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) with descriptions of new genera and larvae
Ślipiński A., Tomaszewska W., Lawrence J.F. 2009. Systematic Entomology 34: 409–433.