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Subfamily Meligethinae - Pollen Beetles

Sap-feeding beetle from British Columbia 10.07.12 - Brassicogethes aeneus Sap-Feeding Beetle - Fabogethes nigrescens Afrogethes canadensis Nitidulidae? - Brassicogethes Nitidulidae, ventral - Brassicogethes Coleoptera - Beetles Kateretid?? pollen beetle
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 Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
as part of a recent rearrangement of the genus-level taxonomy, the old Meligethes was been split into numerous genera, of which 3 are represented in our area; as currently understood, Meligethes is restricted to the Palaearctic and Oriental regions(1)
10 spp. in 6 genera in our area(2), ~800 spp. in 43 genera worldwide; includes the largest number of anthophagous species within Nitidulidae(1)
worldwide, most diverse in the Afrotropical Region and the warmer parts of Eurasia, poorly represented in the New World(1)
strictly anthophagous(1)
Works Cited
1.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.