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Genus Cymatodera

Cymatodera tricolor Cymatodera undulata? - Cymatodera undulata Big Cymatodera - Cymatodera Cymatodera sp. male, dorsal - Cymatodera dietrichi - male Unknown - Cymatodera bicolor cymatodera - Cymatodera xavierae Scott's Valley A6 - Cymatodera brevicollis Scott's Valley A6 - Cymatodera brevicollis
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 Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Tillinae
Genus Cymatodera
Explanation of Names
Cymatodera Gray 1832
Numbers
66 spp. in our area(1), ~130 described spp. total(2)
Size
5-10 mm
Identification
extremely difficult; genus in need of revision
Range
throughout US and parts of so. Canada to S. America; by far most diverse in Mexico(1)
Food
adults are predaceous, feeding (in part) on the larvae of gall wasps, fruit tree lepidoptera, and wood-boring beetles