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Species Atomaria ephippiata

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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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Atomariinae
Tribe Atomariini
Genus Atomaria
No Taxon (subgenus Anchicera)
Species ephippiata (Atomaria ephippiata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Anchicera ephippiata
Explanation of Names
Atomaria ephippiata Zimmerman 1869
Size
1.5–1.6 mm(1)
Identification
Elytral pattern distinctive within this genus.
Range
transcontinental Nearctic species (NF-BC to NY-WI-OR)(1)
Habitat
on fungi and molds in litter and nests(1)
Works Cited
1.Contributions towards an understanding of the Atomariinae (Coleoptera, Cryptophagidae) of Atlantic Canada
Majka C.G., Johnson C., Langor D.W. 2010. ZooKeys 35: 37–63.