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Genus Latridius

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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 Latridiinae
Genus Latridius
Explanation of Names
Latridius Herbst 1793
Numbers
9 spp. in our area(1), 17 worldwide(2)
Size
1.5-2.3 mm
Identification
Body moderately elongate, elytra rounded laterally and with only interstria 7 ridge-like, pronotum without longitudinal ridges, but longitudinal depressions, laterally feebly sinuate to straight. Pronotum not distinctly wider than long and front angles produced (diagnostic vs. Enicmus).
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