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Subfamily Meligethinae - Pollen Beetles

Tiny Black Beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens small beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens Sap-feeding beetle from British Columbia 10.07.12 - Brassicogethes aeneus Black Pollen Beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens Beetle IMG_4051 - Fabogethes nigrescens Brassicogethes cleominis Meligethinae (Pollen Beetle) - Brassicogethes Meligetinae sp.
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
as part of a recent rearrangement of the genus-level taxonomy, the old Meligethes was been split into numerous genera, of which 3 are represented in our area; as currently understood, Meligethes is restricted to the Palaearctic and Oriental regions(1)
Numbers
10 spp. in 6 genera in our area(2), ~800 spp. in 43 genera worldwide; includes the largest number of anthophagous species within Nitidulidae(1)
Range
worldwide, most diverse in the Afrotropical Region and the warmer parts of Eurasia, poorly represented in the New World(1)
Food
strictly anthophagous(1)
Works Cited
1.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.