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Genus Discodon

Discodon abdominale Discodon abdominale Schaeffer - Discodon abdominale Lampyridae? - Discodon planicolle Discodon abdominale? - Discodon abdominale Discodon abdominale? - Discodon abdominale Discodon purpurascens? - Discodon nigripes Discodon? - Discodon Discodon? - Discodon
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
Tribe Silini
Genus Discodon
Explanation of Names
Discodon Gorham 1881
5 nominal spp. in our area, ~350 total(1)
large neotropical group ranging into sw. US (AZ-TX)(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.