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Genus Corticarina

Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle - Corticarina Minute red-Brown Scavenger Beetle with dark-brown elytra. - Corticarina MBSB #5 - Corticarina Latridiidae - Corticarina Latridiidae? - Corticarina Latridiid - Corticarina minute brown scavenger beetle - Corticarina cavicollis minute brown scavenger beetle - Corticarina cavicollis
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Latridiidae (Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Corticariinae
Genus Corticarina
Explanation of Names
Corticarina Reitter 1881
Numbers
second largest genus of the family, with 19 spp. in our area(1) and almost 140 spp. worldwide(2)
Size
1.2-1.6 mm
Identification
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.
Range
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