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Genus Tarpela

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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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Helopini
Genus Tarpela
Explanation of Names
Tarpela Bates 1870
3 spp. in our area, dozens in the Neotropics(1)
8-19 mm
metallic sheen; unlike Helops, winged and come to lights; all our spp. described and illustrated in(2)
neotropical genus ranging into e NA north to se Canada(1)
deciduous forests
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.
2.The Helopini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Virginia
W.E. Steiner, Jr. 2009. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 16: 331-339.