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Subfamily Chauliognathinae

Chauliognathus sp. - Chauliognathus obscurus Soldier Beetle on Button Bush - Pennsylvania Leatherwing - Chauliognathus pensylvanicus Chauliognathus discus Male of black and yellow - Chauliognathus lewisi Found in Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, U.S.A. at approximately 6,000 feet of elevation. - Chauliognathus opacus Mating Goldenrod Soldier Beetles and Jagged Ambush Bug - Chauliognathus pensylvanicus - male - female beetle - Chauliognathus profundus Unidentified beetle - Chauliognathus
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Chauliognathinae
Explanation of Names
Chauliognathinae LeConte 1861
Numbers
2 tribes, with 25 spp. in 3 genera in our area and a great many worldwide(1)
Range
Chauliognathini in the New World, Australia & New Guinea; Ichthyurini, worldwide except Australia(1)
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.