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Species Acanthogethes fuscus

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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Genus Acanthogethes
Species fuscus (Acanthogethes fuscus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
pinguis Horn 1879 (no images in MCZ DB yet)
Explanation of Names
Acanthogethes fuscus (Olivier 1790)
Identification
Italian forum image
Range
native to w. Mediterranean(1), adventive in our area (NF)(2)
Remarks
Meligethes pinguis Horn was described on a unique, assumed from Newfoundland. It was never found again. Probably, the specimen was mislabeled (3)
Works Cited
1.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Synopsis of adventive species of Coleoptera (Insecta) recorded from Canada. Part 3: Cucujoidea. Pensoft Series Faunistica # 113
Klimaszewski, J. et al. 2015. PENSOFT PUBLISHERS.