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Subfamily Hydnocerinae

Isohydnocera curtipennis (Newman) - Isohydnocera curtipennis Phyllobaenus corticinus (Gorham)  - Phyllobaenus corticinus Checkered Beetle - Phyllobaenus unifasciatus Bristly Clerid, dorsal - Phyllobaenus subfasciatus Beetle - Isohydnocera curtipennis small clerid - Phyllobaenus unknown small beetle - Phyllobaenus rufipes Cleridae - 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
~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.