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Genus Acylomus

shiny little beetle - Acylomus beetle - Acylomus Phalacridae larva - Acylomus Shining Flower Beetle - Acylomus pugetanus Phalacridae #5 - Acylomus Phalacrid - Acylomus - male Phalacridae - Acylomus - female Beetle - Acylomus
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 Phalacridae (Shining Flower Beetles)
No Taxon (Stilbus-group)
Genus Acylomus
Explanation of Names
Acylomus Sharp 1888
20 spp. in our area(1), 94 described & many undescribed spp. worldwide; will likely become the most species-rich phalacrid genus(2)
1.3–3.5 mm(3)
well represented in tropical/subtropical regions worldwide and in e. North America, but absent over much of the Palaearctic region(2)
Internet References
Genus page(3) (password protected access...)
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.Genus-level revision of the family Phalacridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
Gimmel M. 2013. Zootaxa 3605: 1–147.
3.Gimmel M. 2012. Phalacridae (Coleoptera) taxonomic database [temporary name]