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Subfamily Ischaliinae - Broad-hipped Flower Beetles

strange anthicid - Ischalia costata strange anthicid - Ischalia costata Ischalia costata Beetle from Mixed Wet Stand Dorsal View - Ischalia costata Ischalia californica Ischalia californica broad-hipped flower beetle - Ischalia californica Ischalia costata
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Ischaliidae (Broad-hipped Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Ischaliinae (Broad-hipped Flower Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
a small group variously treated within Pyrochroidae and Anthicidae in the past(1)
Explanation of Names
Ischaliinae Blair 1920
Numbers
a single genus worldwide with 34 spp. in two subgenera, of which 3 spp. of the subgenus Eupleurida occur in our area(1)(2)
Range
East & South Asia, with few spp. in w. NA(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Three new Asian species of Ischalia Pascoe, 1860 (Coleoptera: Ischaliidae), with a world checklist of subgenera and species
Young D.K. 2007. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 83: 321-331.