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

Unknown Insect Ornate Checkered Beetle - Trichodes ornatus unknown tiny beetle - Xerasia grisescens soft-winged flower beetle - Attalus red  - Tanaops Black and Yellow Beetle - Trichodes ornatus Southeastern CA desert Collops - Collops vittatus - female Two-spotted Melyrid - Collops bipunctatus
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)
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.