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Subfamily Hydnocerinae

Checkered Beetle - Isohydnocera curtipennis Phyllobaenus subfasciatus (LeConte) - Phyllobaenus subfasciatus Black beetle with white legs and short elytra - Isohydnocera curtipennis  Checkered Beetle - Phyllobaenus unifasciatus Phyllobaenus pallipennis Phyllobaenus longus? - Phyllobaenus longus Cleridae, lateral - Isohydnocera tabida Beetle - Phyllobaenus unifasciatus
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
~60 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), >470 spp. in 25 genera total(2)
worldwide, 2.5–12.0 mm(2)
worldwide; particularly abundant in NA and the tropics around the world(2)
most often collected by sweeping tall grasses or captured running on the slender prickly branches of berry bushes; reported reared from the stems of bayberry, wild grape, witch hazel, hickory, cynipid & tenthredinid galls; immature stages of Phyllobaenus humeralis have been found on the sweet fern (Comptonia paregrina)(2)
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.Classification, natural history, phylogeny, and subfamily composition of the Cleridae and generic content of the subfamilies
Opitz W. 2010. Entomologica Basiliensia et Collections Frey 32: 31–128.