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Genus Falsomordellistena

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Classification
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 Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Tribe Mordellistenini
Genus Falsomordellistena
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NA members of this genus used to be treated in Mordellistena(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Falsomordellistena Ermisch 1941
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(2) [F. discolor (Melsheimer) is not yet in the guide], 25 spp. worldwide(3)
Identification
penultimate pro- and metatarsomeres deeply emarginate, bilobed, or apically dilated; ultimate maxillary palpomeres triangular or securiform; eyes small, ovoid, entire, finely faceted
Range
most spp. in E. Asia; in our area, across e. US(3)
Works Cited
1.Nomenclatural changes for selected Mordellidae (Coleoptera) in North America
J.A. Jackman & W. Lu. 2001. Insecta Mundi 15(1): 31-34.
2.Taxonomic changes for fifteen species of North American Mordellidae (Coleoptera)
A.E. Lisberg. 2003. Insecta Mundi 17(3-4): 191-194.
3.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.