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Family Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetles

Bark-Gnawing Beetle, Ostomatidae? - Temnoscheila Temnoscheila preying on weevil - Temnoscheila Temnochila virescens - Temnoscheila virescens Temnoscheila chlorodia Tenebroides unident. - Tenebroides americanus Tenebroides sp.? - Tenebroides laticollis trogossitid - Tenebroides americanus Tenebroides - Tenebroides mauritanicus
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 Trogossitidae (Bark-gnawing Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
split (again!) per (1); the genera of our fauna formerly treated under Peltinae have been reassigned as follows:
former Lophocaterini (Eronyxa · Grynocharis · Lophocateres · Lycoptis) -- to Lophocateridae
Explanation of Names
Trogossitidae Latreille 1802
47 spp. in 7 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area, ~330 spp. in 28 genera of 4 subfamilies total(2)(1)
Genera of our fauna:
5-22 mm (exotic spp. up to 50 mm)(3)
keys in(4)
mostly cylindrical or slightly flattened subcortical beetles
worldwide and throughout NA(2); nearly half of the described spp. are in S. America(5)
Forests; under bark or on bracket fungi; a few spp. in stored products
Many are predatory on other beetles and their larvae
See Also
some lookalikes from other superfamilies:
Works Cited
1.Comprehensive phylogeny of the Cleroidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Gimmel M.L., Bocakova M., Gunter N.L., Leschen R.A.B. 2019. Sys. Entomol. 44: 527-558.
2.Synopsis of the described Coleoptera of the world
3.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.
4.A revision of the Trogossitidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Cleroidea)
J.R. Barron. 1971. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 75: 1-143.
5.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.