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Tribe Malachiini

red head/pronotum Attalus - Attalus Melyrid on Mariposa Lily - Attalus Unknown - Collops bipunctatus - female Rove Beetle? - Attalus scincetus Blue beetle with orange abdomen, anterior - Collops reflexus - female Collops Trophimus - male Malachiini? - Malachius mirandus - male
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 Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Malachiinae
Tribe Malachiini
Numbers
7 subtribes (all represented in NA), with ~190 spp. in 18 genera in our area(1), TBD spp. in almost 140 genera worldwide(2)
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.BioLib.cz