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Tribe Amphidorini

Unknown beetle - Eleodes Smooooth....(and fast!) - Eleodes dentipes   - Eleodes Eleodes obscurus sulcipennis - Eleodes obscura Eleodes or Coelocnemis? - Eleodes rough darkling beetle - Eleodes Darkling Beetle - Eleodes Darkling beetle under rock - Eleodes
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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Amphidorini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eleodini(1)
Explanation of Names
Amphidorini LeConte 1862
Identification
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.