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Genus Cregya

Cregya mixta clerid - Cregya oculata 903W12 - Cregya quadrinotata Checkered Beetle - Cregya oculata Very Small Beetle - Cregya oculata Cregya oculata Beetle - Cregya oculata clerid - Cregya oculata
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)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Peloniinae
Genus Cregya
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus under revision by Weston Opitz
Explanation of Names
Cregya LeConte 1861
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1)
Size
under 10 mm
Identification
Antennae are 10-segmented and the pronotum is expanded laterally at the middle. Elytra are coarsely punctured and the eye facets are large. (1)
Habitat
have been collected from trees infested with bark beetles (Scolytinae) and longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae)(1)
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.