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Subfamily Ischaliinae - Broad-hipped Flower Beetles

Black and orange beetle - Ischalia costata strange anthicid - Ischalia costata Ischalia costata broad-hipped flower beetle - Ischalia californica Potential Tenebrionidae? - Ischalia vancouverensis Potential Tenebrionidae? - Ischalia vancouverensis Fungus Beetle? - Ischalia vancouverensis Fungus Beetle larvae - Ischalia vancouverensis
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Ischaliidae (Broad-hipped Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Ischaliinae (Broad-hipped Flower Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
a small group variously treated within Pyrochroidae and Anthicidae in the past(1)
Explanation of Names
Ischaliinae Blair 1920
a single genus worldwide with 34 spp. in two subgenera, of which 3 spp. of the subgenus Eupleurida occur in our area(1)(2)
East & South Asia, with few spp. in w. NA(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.Three new Asian species of Ischalia Pascoe, 1860 (Coleoptera: Ischaliidae), with a world checklist of subgenera and species
Young D.K. 2007. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 83: 321-331.