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Genus Corticarina

Beetle - Corticarina Corticarina cavicollis - male Latridiidae - Corticarina Latridiidae - Corticarina SBBG-SCL-TIC_000318 - Corticarina Corticarina cavicollis? - Corticarina Cryptophagidae? - Corticarina Modesto2 J21 - Corticarina
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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
Most species of this genus have a prebasal, almost round pit on the pronotum, as in Corticaria, and male protibia with a subapical spine. Elytra rather short, well rounded at sides (also applies to Melanophthalma). Conclusively separated from similar genera by strongly asymmetrical male genitalia.
worldwide and across NA
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