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Micraegialia Brown 1931
Micraegialia Brown 1931: 11.

Micraegialia pusilla (Horn)
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Type species. Micraegialia pusilla (Horn 1887: 102), by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Body length 1.8-2.5 mm, elongate, robust; dark brown to black. Elytra setose. Abdominal sternites narrowed medially.


Distribution. Canada (British Columbia to Manitoba) and USA (Michigan to Washington).


Composition. Micraegialia contains a single species.

Micraegialia pusilla (Horn 1887: 102) [Aegialia] Canada (BC to Man.) and USA (MI to WA).


Life History. Unknown.


Larvae. Unknown.


Gordon, R. D., and O.L. Cartwright. 1988. North American representatives of the tribe Aegialiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 461: 1-37.
Stebnicka, Z. T. 1977. A revision of the world species of the tribe Aegialiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 22(11): 397‑506.
Stebnicka, Z. T., M. Dellacasa, and P. E. Skelley. 2004. Review of the New World Aegialiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), with the description of two new genera from South America. Insecta Mundi [2003] 17(1-2): 73-83.

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