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Genus Phyllobaenus

Beetle 21 - Phyllobaenus pallipennis Phyllobaenus discoideus (LeConte) - Phyllobaenus discoideus Phyllobaenus longus? - Phyllobaenus longus Phyllobaenus subfasciatus (LeConte) - Phyllobaenus subfasciatus Phyllobaenus sp - Phyllobaenus Clerid - Phyllobaenus Phyllobaenus obscurus? - Phyllobaenus discoideus Phyllobaenus
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Hydnocerinae
Genus Phyllobaenus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomy is a mess
Explanation of Names
Phyllobaenus Dejean 1837
Greek 'leaf-walker'
>50 spp. in our area
3-5 mm
diagnostic characters(1):
eyes entire (not notched), finely granulate
antennae almost filiform (threadlike)
tarsi appear 4-segmented
tarsal claws broadly toothed near base
See Also
Print References
Works Cited
1.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
2.Nomenclatural and distributional notes regarding some North American spp. of Phyllobaenus (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Hydnocerinae).
Leavengood Jr., J.M. 2014. Giornale Italiano di Entomologia 13(59): 471-480.