Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Subfamily Silinae

Soldier beetle 10.06.17 (1) - Polemius repandus - male Leaf Beetle 031615 - Ditemnus bidentatus Soldier beetle? - Silis Silis sp? - Silis Discodon? - Discodon Nemognatha - Silis Silis found on snowpack - Silis Discodon? - Discodon
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
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.