Micromalthus debilis

Micromalthus debilis


Taxonavigation: Cupedoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Archostemata
Superfamilia: Cupedoidea

Familia: Micromalthidae
Genus: Micromalthus
Species: Micromalthus debilis


Micromalthus debilis LeConte, 1878: 613


  • Micromalthus anansi Perkovsky, 2007 [syn.: Hörnschemeyer, Wedmann & Poinar, 2010: 307]


Primary referencesEdit

Additional referencesEdit

  • Barber, H.S. 1913: Observations on the life history of Micromalthus debilis LeC. (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 15: 31–38. BHL
  • Beutel, R.G.; Hörnschemeyer, T. 2002: Larval morphology and phylogenetic position of Micromalthus debilis LeConte (Coleoptera: Micromalthidae). Systematic entomology, 27: 169–190. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3113.2002.00172.x
  • Hörnschemeyer, T. 2009. The species-level phylogeny of archostematan beetles—where do Micromalthus debilis and Crowsoniella relicta belong? Systematic Entomology 34: 533–558. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00476.x  . Reference page
  • King, T.N.; Brattain, R.M. 2012: First records of Micromalthidae and Jacobsoniidae (Coleoptera) in Alabama, USA. Insecta mundi, (0235) PDF
  • Kirejtshuk, A.G., Nel, A. & Collomb, F.-M. 2010. New Archostemata (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the French Paleocene and Early Eocene, with a note on the composition of the suborder. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.) 46: 216–227. DOI: 10.1080/00379271.2010.10697661  . Reference page
  • Philips, T.K. 2001: A record of Micromalthus debilis (Coleoptera: Micromalthidae) from Central America and a discussion of its distribution. Florida entomologist, 84: 159–160. PDF
  • Pollock, D.A.; Normark, B.B. 2002: The life cycle of Micromalthus debilis LeConte (1878) (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Micromalthidae): historical review and evolutionary perspective. Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research, 40: 105–112. ISSN: 0947-5745 DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0469.2002.00183.x
  • Rosen, J.G. 1971: Micromalthus debilis LeConte from amber of Chiapas, Mexico (Coleoptera, Micromalthidae). University of California publications in entomology, 63: 75–76.


Vernacular namesEdit

English: telephone-pole beetle
한국어: 전신주딱정벌레