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Suborder Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles

small, horned  geotrupid - Odonteus - male beetle - Podabrus rugosulus Pyractomena Shiny Spider Beetle - Mezium affine Weevil 3 Milkweed Longhorn Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) - Tetraopes tetrophthalmus Lesteva pallipes Deathwatch Beetle ( Ptilinus basalis) - Sandalus - male
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)
Numbers
144 families in 16 superfamilies, over 300,000 in the world.
Remarks
The largest and most diverse suborder of beetles.
Print References
American Beetles, Vol. 1 & 2 (1)(2)
Internet References
Tree of Life--Polyphaga
Wikipedia--Polyphaga
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.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.