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Subfamily Nitidulinae

Nitidulinae - Stelidota octomaculata Strawberry Sap Beetle - Stelidota geminata Nitidulidae, head & pronotum - Stelidota geminata Sap-feeder? - Aethina tumida Coleoptera 10 - Thalycra Nitidulidae, ventral - Lobiopa undulata Aethina tumida Omosita ? - Omosita nearctica
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
paraphyletic with respect to Meligethinae & Cillaeinae(1)
Numbers
by far the most diverse subfamily, with ~110 genera worldwide arranged in 6 tribes (of which 4 represented in our area)
Works Cited
1.Molecular phylogeny of Nitidulidae: assessment of subfamilial and tribal classification...
Cline A.R., Smith T.R., Miller K., Moulton M., Whiting M., Audisio P. 2014. Systematic Entomology 39: 758–772.