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Tribe Amphidorini

Darkling Beetle2602 - Eleodes acuticauda Eleodes sp. darkling beetle? - Eleodes armata Eloedes sp. ?  - Eleodes goryi Beetle from Gillespie County 10/13/13 - Eleodes goryi Darkling Beetle - Eleodes Eleodes species - Eleodes acuta Eleodes suturalis - Eleodes acuta Female, Eleodes armata? - Eleodes armata - female
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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Amphidorini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Amphidorini LeConte 1862
abdominal ventrites III–IV with visible membrane along hind margin; antennae lacking compound stellate sensoria; tarsal claws simple, not pectinate; penultimate tarsomeres not lobed beneath; elytra fused medially, hind wings reduced to small folds; paired defensive glands present between abdominal sternites VII and VIII, glands separate lacking a common volume, glands smooth, not annulated; mentum trilobed with mesal face more or less produced anterad, often concealing insertion of ligula; female paraproct and coxite short, coxite 1-segmented, with short subapical gonostyle; female with single, bursa-derived spermatheca.

keys to AZ spp. in(2)
Works Cited
1.Synoptic classification of the World Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) with a review of family group names
Bouchard, P., J. F. Lawrence, A. E. Davies, & A. F. Newton. 2005. Annales Zoologici 55(4): 499–530.
2.Amphidorini LeConte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Arizona: keys and species accounts
Johnston M.A., Fleming D., Franz N.M., Smith A.D. 2015. Col. Bull. 69(mo4): 27-54.