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Genus Simplocaria

Pill beetle from Jasper 10.07.11 - Simplocaria metallica beetle - Simplocaria semistriata beetle - Simplocaria semistriata Simplocaria metallica	 - Simplocaria metallica Terrarium Moss Garden Beetles - Simplocaria semistriata Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata - male Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata Beetle - Simplocaria semistriata
Classification
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Byrrhidae (Pill Beetles)
Subfamily Byrrhinae
Tribe Simplocariini
Genus Simplocaria
Explanation of Names
Simplocaria Stephens 1830
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (of which one adventive)(1)
Range
Holarctic; in our area, mostly boreal transcontinental (2 spp. Holarctic + 1 adventive from Europe)(1), a dozen more in n. Eurasia(2)
Works Cited
1.Johnson P.J. (-2013) Project Byrrhus
2.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 3. Coleoptera I
Lehr P.A., ed. 1989. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House, 572 pp.