Type species

Carphobius arizonicus Blackman

Adapted from Wood 1982, p. 369-371


Carphobius resembles Phloeosinus Chapuisin in the subtribe Phloeosinina, but it can be distinguished by the 6-segmented antennal funicle and the lack of a visible scutellum.


Species in this genus range from 1.6 to 2.1 mm in length and are approximately 2.2 times as long as wide. Their color is usually dark brown. The pronotum is wider than long and unarmed. The scutellum is not visible. The declivity is bisulcate in C. arizonicus of the United States and convex in the Mexican and Guatemalan species, armed in C. arizonicus with a row of pointed tubercles, not so in the other species. The vestiture consists of light-colored, hair-like setae. The anterior margin of the compound eye is emarginate. The scape is approximately as long as the 6-segmented funicle, and the ovate club has 3 straight-transverse sutures, the first being septate. The procoxae are contiguous.


From Arizona to Guatemala

World fauna

Number of species: 3, Native species: 1, Introduced species: 0


Cupressus, Juniperus