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Species Genistogethes carinulatus

Genistogethes carinulatus Perhaps Kateretidae? - Genistogethes carinulatus Perhaps Kateretidae? - Genistogethes carinulatus Perhaps Kateretidae? - Genistogethes carinulatus
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 Genistogethes
Species carinulatus (Genistogethes carinulatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Meligethes carinulatus, Meligthes erythropus
Explanation of Names
Genistogethes carinulatus (Förster 1849)
Size
usually slightly under 2 mm.
Identification
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The species is quite similar to Fabogethes nigrescens; usually front legs are paler than others (not sufficient for discrimination). First sternite with impressed lines in middle well distant from hind margin of metacoxae (see fig. 2 for understanding). In males, metasternum widely, distinctly impressed in center; last sternite with raised, transverse ridge, this ridge slightly bent forwards in middle, about as long as 1/3rd of basal width of sternite.
Range
native to w. Palaearctic(1), adventive in our area (BC)(2)
Food
in Europe: Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus, Fabaceae)
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.