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Genus Truquiella

Truquiella - male Truquiella - female Truquiella - female Erotylid - Truquiella? - Truquiella Erotylid - Truquiella? - Truquiella Truquiella Truquiella
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Xenoscelinae
Genus Truquiella
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Hapalips texanus Schaeffer 1910
Explanation of Names
Truquiella Champion, 1913
Genus not formally recorded n. of Mex. (1)
length 3.6-4.7 mm (Riley & King 2009)
Mesepisternal pit and transverse prosternal impression present; male with a well developed anterior projection on pronotum. (Leschen 2003)

Truquiella sp(p)., male and female
Det. Paul Skelley, 2012
southmost TX (Cameron & Hidalgo Cos.) (2),(Schaeffer 1910),(BG data)
Number of TX collecting events by month:
April (1), August (1), October (2). (2)
Sept (2), Nov (1) (BG data)
Texas considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (3)
See Also
Truquiella and Hapalips are very similar, except in sexual dimorphism. Males of Hapalips do not have the expanded pronotum, but instead have a small tooth on the tip of the apical abdominal ventrite. (Comment by Paul Skelley, 2012)
Print References
Champion, G.C. 1913. Notes on various Central American Coleoptera, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1913: 58-169. Full Text
Leschen, R.A.B. 2003. Erotylidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cucujoidea): Phylogeny and Review. Fauna of New Zealand 47, 108 pp. Full PDF
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (2)
Schaeffer, C. 1910. New Clavicorn Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 26: 210-216. Full Text