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Genus Phloiotrya

Melandryidae, lateral - Phloiotrya Anisoxya sp.? - Phloiotrya fusca - male Brown Melandryid - Phloiotrya Anisoxya glaucula ? - Phloiotrya Anisoxya glaucula ? - Phloiotrya Anisoxya glaucula ? - Phloiotrya false darkling beetle - Phloiotrya Beetle - Phloiotrya
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 Phloiotrya
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Phloiotrya Stephens 1832
4 spp. in our area(1), ~40 total(2)
mostly tropical Asia & holarctic; widespread in NA(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.