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Genus Dircaea

False Darkling Beetle - Dircaea liturata Dircaea liturata beetle - Dircaea liturata 20150515-DSC_9858 - Dircaea liturata UID Buprestidae - Dircaea liturata false darkling beetle - Dircaea liturata ? - Dircaea liturata Dircaea liturata
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 Melandryidae (False Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Melandryinae
Tribe Dircaeini
Genus Dircaea
Explanation of Names
Dircaea Fabricius 1798
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), a dozen total(2)
Range
holarctic; in our area, one sp. widespread in the east (NS-FL to AB-TX), another in BC only(1)
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.BioLib.cz