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Genus Rhipidandrus

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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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Bolitophagini
Genus Rhipidandrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Rhipidandrus LeConte 1862
3 spp. in our area(1)
R. paradoxus (Beauvois) - e. US(2)
R. fulvomaculatus (Dury) - FL (Hillsborough, Levy)(3)
R. peninsularis Horn - AZ, TX(4)
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.The Darkling Beetles of Florida and Eastern United States (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Dunford et al. 2005. University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Dept., Gainesville.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.