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Family Ischaliidae - Broad-hipped Flower Beetles

strange anthicid - Ischalia costata strange anthicid - Ischalia costata Beetle from Mixed Wet Stand Dorsal View - Ischalia costata Ischalia californica Ischalia californica Ischalia costata (LeConte) - Ischalia costata Ischalia costata Potential Tenebrionidae? - 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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
a small group variously treated within Pyrochroidae and Anthicidae in the past(1); erroneously placed under Scraptiidae in(2) [clarification]
Explanation of Names
Ischaliidae 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)(3)
East & South Asia, with a few spp. in w. NA(3)
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.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.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.