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Tribe Nitidulini

Sap-feeding beetle - Lobiopa undulata Is this Stelidota coenosa? - Stelidota geminata Overwintering Nitulid - Stelidota octomaculata Small Black Beetle - Nitidula nigra Lobiopa undulata (Say) - Lobiopa undulata Lobiopa falli Parsons - Lobiopa falli 1-2mm Beetle - Stelidota geminata From a small fox carcuss - Nitidula ziczac
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Tribe Nitidulini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thalycrina C.G. Thomson 1859, Pocadiini Seidlitz 1872, Prometopinae Böving & Craighead 1931
>60 genera worldwide(1)
large paraphyletic assemblage, taxonomy in flux(2)
Works Cited
1.A current generic classification of sap beetles (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae)
Kirejtshuk A.G. 2008. Zoosystematica Rossica 17: 107-122.
2.Australian beetles Vol. 1: Morphology, classification and keys
Ślipiński A., Lawrence J. 2013. CSIRO Publishing, 576 pp.