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Superfamily Cleroidea - Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles

Beetle - Trichodes nuttalli Airora cylindrica ??? - Airora cylindrica Clerid - Isohydnocera curtipennis Collops flavicinctus - female Translucent beetle - Eronyxa pallida - male - female Beetle - Tenebroides semicylindricus Cymatodera dietrichi? - Cymatodera Soft-winged Flower Beetle - Tanaops
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Numbers
5 families in our area (counting the Thanerocleridae as family), 11 total; this lineage is the most underrepresented in NA among beetle superfamilies(1)

actually, per the reference cited, Bouchard et al. (2011)(1), the following families should still be in Superfamily Cucujoidea
Family Byturidae - Fruitworm Beetles
Family Biphyllidae - False Skin Beetles
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.