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Family Euxestidae - Well Polished Beetles

Cerylonid - Hypodacne punctata Cerylonid - Hypodacne punctata Cerylonid - Hypodacne punctata Euxestus erithacus (Chevrolat) - Euxestus erithacus mystery beetle - Hypodacne punctata Small brown beetle - Hypodacne punctata Bad beetle pics - part 1 - Hypodacne punctata Bad beetle pics - part 1 - Hypodacne punctata
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Bothriderid group)
Family Euxestidae (Well Polished Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated in Cerylonidae (as a subfamily)
Explanation of Names
Euxestidae Grouvelle 1908
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), 11 genera total
See Also
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.