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Tribe Solenopterini

beetle - Sphenostethus taslei Black Beetle On Christmas Palm - Elateropsis scabrosus Sphenostethus taslei Prionid Species - Sphenostethus taslei Sphenostethus taslei (Buquet) - Sphenostethus taslei Beetle, Florida Keys - Elateropsis scabrosus Cerambycid ID - Sphenostethus taslei Cerambycid ID - Sphenostethus taslei
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 Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Prioninae
Tribe Solenopterini
Explanation of Names
Solenopterini Lacordaire 1868
3 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~50 spp. in 7 genera in the New World(1)
e. US and West Indies (most spp.) + 3 spp. from Mexico to Colombia(1)