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Genus Polypleurus

Polypleurus sp? - Polypleurus geminatus Polypleurus sp? - Polypleurus geminatus Polypleurus? - Polypleurus perforatus 042011Beetle1 - Polypleurus perforatus darkling beetle? - Polypleurus perforatus Polypleurus perforatus (Germar) - Polypleurus perforatus Polypleurus perforatus Tenebrionidae - Polypleurus perforatus
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Stenochiinae
Tribe Cnodalonini
Genus Polypleurus
Explanation of Names
Polypleurus Eschscholtz 1831
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Range
se. US: one sp. north to NJ-IL and west to the Ozark region (e. TX), another restricted to FL(2)
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.Flightless beetles in Appalachian “deserts”: studies on the distribution and localized habitats of some ... Tenebrionidae
Steiner W.E. 1999. Virginia Mus. Nat. Hist. Special Publication 7: 125-144.