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Species Nitidula rufipes

Nitidula rufipes
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
No Taxon (Nitidula complex)
Genus Nitidula
Species rufipes (Nitidula rufipes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
may turn out to be synonymous with N. nigra Schaeffer 1911
Explanation of Names
Nitidula rufipes (Linnaeus 1767)
2.0-4.6 mm(1)
across the Palaearctic; adventive in NA (NF-AK south to PA-KS-MT)(2)
earliest record in our area: NW 1825(3)
"across the Palaearctic & the forests of NA south to SD & CO and along the Rockies; towards the north, a form occurs known as N. nigra Schaeffer 1911, non Ragusa 1892 whose only differences are being generally darker, dark-legged, and slightly smaller in average" (Kireichuk, translated from Russian by =v=)