Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Alphitobiini

Lesser Mealworm - Alphitobius diaperinus Lesser Mealworm - Alphitobius diaperinus Tenebrionidae, ventral - Alphitobius diaperinus Unknown Beetle - Alphitobius diaperinus Teneb - Alphitobius diaperinus Beetle for ID - Alphitobius diaperinus Tenebrionidae? - Alphitobius diaperinus Tenebrionidae? - Alphitobius diaperinus
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 Alphitobiini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metaclisa (formerly treated here) has been assigned to a tribe of its own(1)
Explanation of Names
Alphitobiini Reitter 1917
Numbers
a single genus in our area(2)
Works Cited
1.New assignments among the genera Haplandrus LeConte, Metaclisa Jacquelin Du Val and Tharsus LeConte with descriptions...
Steiner W.E. 2016. Ann. Zool. 66: 529-550.
2.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.