Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Teredidae

Oxylaemus californicus Anommatus duodecimstriatus (Müller) - Anommatus duodecimstriatus Unknown beetle 2 - Oxylaemus californicus Unknown beetle 2 - Oxylaemus californicus Rustleria obscura Bothrideridae - Oxylaemus californicus? - Oxylaemus californicus Unknown.... - Oxylaemus californicus Monotomidae of sorts? - Oxylaemus californicus
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Bothriderid group)
Family Teredidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
comprises taxa formerly classified as Anommatinae, Teredinae and Xylariophilinae(1)
Explanation of Names
Teredidae Seidlitz 1888
4 spp. in 3 genera in our area(2), (~120 spp.?) in 11 genera total(1)
mostly Old World tropics(3); in our area, Oxylaemus across the US + BC, Rustleria AZ(2)
prob. fungi, incl. those cultivated by ambrosia beetles(2)
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Robertson J.A., Ślipiński A., Moulton M., Shockley F.W., Giorgi A., Lord N.P., McKenna D.D., Tomaszewska W., Forrester J. ... 2015. Syst. Entomol. doi: 10.1111/syen.12138.
2.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.
3.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.