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

Enoclerus sp. - Enoclerus rosmarus from my pine bark container - Madoniella dislocata beetle what kind? - Malachius aeneus - female Red-legged Ham Beetle - Necrobia rufipes Enoclerus - Enoclerus nigripes beetle Metallic blue beetle - melyrid? Enoclerus rosmarus? - Enoclerus rosmarus
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.