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Subfamily Silinae

Firefly mimic - Polemius laticornis Beetle - Polemius limbatus Mating beetles - Polemius laticornis - male - female Beetle - Polemius limbatus - male Cantharidae, dorsal - Ditemnus Ditemnus perforatus (LeConte) - Ditemnus perforatus Cantharid - Silis Elateroidea - Tytthonyx bicolor
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Silinae
Explanation of Names
Silinae Mulsant 1862
Numbers
2 tribes (the subcosmopolitan Silini and the New World Tytthonyxini with just one genus); >100 spp. in 6 genera in our area(1)
Range
Silini: worldwide, much more diverse in the tropics; Tytthonyxini: e. US to C. America & West Indies(1)
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.