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Subfamily Alleculinae - Comb-clawed Beetles

Darkling Beetle? - Hymenorus Comb-clawed Beetle - Androchirus femoralis Darkling Beetle - Isomira pulla Beetle? - Pseudocistela Hymenorus? - Hymenorus  Hymenorus picipennis? - Hymenorus Beetle Isomira
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 Alleculinae (Comb-clawed Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Alleculinae Laporte 1840
Numbers
ca. 160 spp. in 19 genera in our area; 140 genera in 2 tribes worldwide; our genera are all in the Alleculini and represent all 4 recognized subtribes:(1)
Alleculina: worldwide; 6 genera in NA, incl. our largest alleculine genus Hymenorus, and Lobopoda; the remaining genera mostly southwestern
Gonoderina: Holarctic, with 7 genera in NA, more diverse in the east
Mycetocharina: Holarctic, with 2 genera in N/A
Xystropodina (=Lystronychina): New World; 2 genera in our area, both southwestern
Identification
pectinate claws gave the group its common name (not the only determining characteristic)
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.