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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Pinodytes

Leiodid - Pinodytes newtoni Leiodid - Pinodytes newtoni Catopocerus sp. - Pinodytes gibbosus - female Catopocerus sp. - Pinodytes gibbosus - female  Sogdini? - Pinodytes rothi  Sogdini? - Pinodytes rothi  P. cryptophagoides, P. rothi ?? - Pinodytes rothi
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 Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Leiodidae (Round Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Catopocerinae
Tribe Catopocerini (Eyeless Soil Fungivore Beetles)
Genus Pinodytes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
western ex-Catopocerus belong here (Peck & Cook 2001) --will fill info later.=v=
42 spp., all in our area(1)
Males can be separated from females by the presence of phanerae (apically widened setae) ventrally on at least the protarsomeres(1)
NA west of the Mississippi River (from the Ozarks and e. TX to so. CA and through CO-ID to c. AK; absent in most of glaciated w. NA); one sp. in MO-AR-e.TX, 22 spp. in CA (two of which also in OR), one in CO, 4 spp. in ID(1)