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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: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia:Ptiliidae
Subfamilia: Acrotrichinae
Tribus: Nephanini
Genus: Baeocrara
Species (6): B. andrewesi – B. japonica – B. parvula – B. tshiaberimuensis – B. vaga – B. variolosa
Name

Baeocrara Thomson, 1859
Type species: Trichopteryx littoralis Thomson, 1855

Status

Accepted genus name.

References

Johnson, C. 1986. Studies on Baeocrara Thomson (Col., Ptiliidae). Entomologist's monthly magazine 122: 79–84. Reference page.
Thomson 1859: Skand. Coleopt., 1, 62; 1862, 4, 99.

Baeocrara is a genus of featherwing beetles named because of the intricate structure of their flight wings, which have a long fringe of hairs on their borders. They belong to the Ptiliidae family, and are minute: between 1 and 0.5 mm. They are mostly found in hollow fir stumps and other types of rotten wood, dung and plant detritus. They feed on fungal spores.[1] They seem to be recent immigrants to Northern Europe possibly introduced by the import of sawmill products.[2] They have been reported in the Czech Republic.[3] They are one of the least known groups in the Coleoptera.[4]
References

"REPORTS FROM SUFFOLK RECORDERS: Coleoptera - Beetles" Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine www.boxvalley.co.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2008
"The first European records of the pantropical genus Bambara VUILLET, and a review of the immigrant featherwing beetles in Europe"[permanent dead link] Vienna Coleopterists Society. Retrieved 23 November 2008
"New records of Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) from the Czech Republic 2001" Archived 2009-01-24 at the Wayback Machine University of Prague. Retrieved 23 November 2008
"Common name: featherwing beetles, scientific name: (Insecta: Coleoptera: Ptiliidae)" University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved 23 November 2008

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