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Subfamily Alleculinae - Comb-clawed Beetles

under-rock alleculine - Hymenorus Lystronichus piliferus Champion - Lystronychus piliferus teneb - Hymenorus Beetle ID request - Isomira sericea Golden Alleculine - Isomira sericea Hymenorus? - Hymenorus Comb-clawed Beetle - Hymenorus Small corn beetle
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Alleculinae (Comb-clawed Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Alleculinae Laporte 1840
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
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.