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Genus Phyllobaenus

Checkered Beetle - Phyllobaenus humeralis Phyllobaenus - Phyllobaenus discoideus - female Phyllobaenus discoideus? - Phyllobaenus Phyllobaenus verticalis Cleridae - Phyllobaenus Phyllobaenus obscurus? - Phyllobaenus Cleridae - Phyllobaenus Phyllobaenus? - Phyllobaenus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
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.