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Genus Corticarina

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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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Corticariinae
Genus Corticarina
Explanation of Names
Corticarina Reitter 1881
second largest genus of the family, with 19 spp. in our area(1) and almost 140 spp. worldwide(2)
1.2-1.6 mm
Seperation of the genera of Corticariinae by dorsal and external characters only is problematic.
Most species of this genus have a prebasal, almost round pit on the pronotum, as in Corticaria, and male protibia bear a subapical spine. Elytra rather short, well rounded at sides (also applies to Melanophthalma).
Conclusively seperated from similar genera by strongly asymmetrical male genitalia.
Across the continent(1)
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.Rücker W.H. (1998-2014) Latridiidae & Merophysiinae