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Genus Cryptoglossa - Death-feigning Beetles

Eleodes? - Cryptoglossa variolosa Desert Teneb - Cryptoglossa variolosa Ironclad Beetle - Cryptoglossa variolosa Unknown beetle - Cryptoglossa variolosa Tenebrionid:  Cryptoglossa? - Cryptoglossa Death-feigning Beetle - Cryptoglossa variolosa Anza-Borrego teneb - Cryptoglossa Desert Stink Beetle? - Cryptoglossa infausta
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 Pimeliinae
Tribe Cryptoglossini
Genus Cryptoglossa (Death-feigning Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Cryptoglossa Solier 1837
4 spp. in our area(1)
sw. US(1)
Print References
Aalbu R.L. (1985) Systematics and biology of the Cryptoglossini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University. 329 pp. [unpublished]
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.