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Tribe Lagriini

Statira sp. - Statira Long-jointed Darkling Beetle - Arthromacra aenea Unknown Beetle - Statira gagatina Another beetle from the good ole days. - Statira beetle - Arthromacra aenea Brown-legged black beetle - Statira Chrysomelidae ? - Statira Statira nigromaculata? - Statira nigromaculata
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Lagriinae (Long-jointed Beetles)
Tribe Lagriini
Numbers
18 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 83 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
Blatchley gives a key to the two genera in this group in our area (2):
Head not constricted to a neck; elytra very coarsely punctate, without definite striae; eyes transverse, reniform, not prominent. -->Arthromacra
Head constricted behind the eyes; elytra distinctly striate; eyes large, convex and prominent. -->Statira
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.
2.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.