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Family Nosodendridae - Wounded-Tree Beetles

Nosodendron unicolor Say - Nosodendron unicolor Wounded-Tree Beetle - Nosodendron unicolor Nosodendridae, lateral - Nosodendron unicolor Nosodendridae, head - Nosodendron unicolor beetle - Nosodendron unicolor wounded-tree beetle - Nosodendron californicum Unknown Beetle - Nosodendron unicolor Black Beetle - Nosodendron unicolor
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)
Superfamily Derodontoidea (Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles)
Family Nosodendridae (Wounded-Tree Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated in the Bostrichoidea(1); moved to Derodontoidea(2)
Explanation of Names
Nosodendridae Erichson 1846
a single genus, with 2 spp. in our area and ~50 spp. worldwide(1)(3)
NB: Orphilus has been moved back to Dermestidae
most species tropical(1)
Print References
Reichardt H. (1976) Monograph of the New World Nosodendridae and notes on the Old World forms (Coleoptera). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 29: 185-220.
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.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
3.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.