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Genus Cryptorhopalum

Cryptorhopalum reversum Casey - Cryptorhopalum reversum Carpet Beetle - Cryptorhopalum apicale Dermestidae - Cryptorhopalum Cryptorhopalum obesulum Casey - Cryptorhopalum obesulum Cryptorhopalum sp., anterio-ventral - Cryptorhopalum obesulum in an acorn base - Cryptorhopalum Nitidulidae maybe? - Cryptorhopalum dermestid feeding on Gaillardia suavis flowers - Cryptorhopalum
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Tribe Anthrenini
Genus Cryptorhopalum
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in Beal (1985)(1), additional info in Beal (1995)(2)
Explanation of Names
Cryptorhopalum Guérin 1838
'hidden [antennal] club'
23 spp. in our area, ~160 total(3)
Canada to Argentina, mostly neotropical; in our area, by far more diverse in the southwest(3)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic revision of the Nearctic species of Cryptorhopalum
R. S. Beal, Jr. 1985. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 111: 171-221.
2.Taxonomic notes and distributional data on Nearctic species of Cryptorhopalum (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) w/ descrip. of a n. sp.
Beal, R.S. 1995. Entomological News 106(4): 169-177. .
3.Háva J. (2018) World catalogue of the Dermestidae