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Genus Cryptorhopalum

tiny Carpet Beetle - Cryptorhopalum triste Cryptorhopalum triste-group - Cryptorhopalum triste Cryptorhopalum Dermestid - Cryptorhopalum triste Cryptorhopalum? - Cryptorhopalum Cryptorhopalum Ptinidae swept from Sanicula arctopoides - Cryptorhopalum Small Beetle - Cryptorhopalum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Bostrichoidea
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'
25 spp. in our area, ~160 total(3) Still missing in guide:
C. anthrenoides Casey, 1916 (AZ, Mex)
C. balteatum Le Conte, 1854 (CA)
C. brooksi Beal, 1995 (AZ - CO)
C. distichia Beal, 1985 (AZ, Mex)
C. filitarse Casey, 1900 (AZ, CA)
C. floridanum Casey, 1916 (NC - TX, CA)
C. focale Beal, 1985 (FL)
C. fusculum Le Conte, 1854 (TX - CA)
C. haplotes Beal, 1979 (CA, Mex)
C. poorei Beal, 1975 (AZ, Mex)
C. schneppi Háva, 2021 (FL)
C. quadripunctatum Guérin-Méneville, 1838 (CA, intr.)
C. rubidum Beal, 1979 (AZ, CA)
C. sapindi Beal, 1985 (AZ)
C. uteanum Casey, 1916 (western, east to SD - CO - TX)
C. vernale Beal, 1985 (AZ, NM)
C. woolfi Beal, 1985 (AZ)
Canada to Argentina, mostly neotropical; in our area, by far more diverse in the southwest(4)
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.World Catalogue of the Dermestidae (Coleoptera)
Jiří Háva. 2003. Studie a zprávy Oblastního Muzea Praha-východ, Brandýs n. Labem 2003 Supplementum 1.
4.Háva J. (2018) World catalogue of the Dermestidae