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Tribe Mastinocerini

Distremocephalus californicus (Van Dyke) - Distremocephalus californicus - male Paraptorthodius mirabilis Schaeffer - Paraptorthodius mirabilis Distremocephalus opaculus (Horn) - Distremocephalus opaculus Glowworm Beetle? - Distremocephalus - male Distremocephalus texanus (LeConte) - Distremocephalus texanus Phengodid? - Cenophengus - male Glowworm - Distremocephalus Distremocephalus opaculus? - Distremocephalus
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Phengodidae (Glowworm Beetles)
Tribe Mastinocerini
Explanation of Names
Mastinocerini LeConte 1881
the largest group in the family, with 10 spp. in 4 genera in our area and ~200 spp. in 25 genera total(1)
neotropical group ranging into sw. US(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.