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Subfamily Malthininae

Malthinus occipitalis atripennis - Malthinus occipitalis Soldier Beetle - Malthinus occipitalis Mating soldier beetles - Malthinus occipitalis - male - female Malthininae? - Malthodes Beetle - Malthodes - male Malthodes? - Malthodes Caccodes (Malthinus) granicollis (Fender) Cantharidae - female Caccodes? - Caccodes
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 Malthininae
Explanation of Names
Malthininae Kiesenwetter 1852
ca. 150 spp. in 4 genera of 2 tribes in our area (of which almost 130 Malthodes spp.); (1)
1.2-5 mm(1)
worldwide except Australia, but most diverse in Eurasia & NA(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.