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Family Synchroidae - Synchroa Bark Beetles

Alleculine larva? - Synchroa punctata Beetle Pupa - Synchroa punctata Synchroa punctata Cucujus? - Synchroa punctata Synchroa punctata Mallodrya subaenea (Synchroidae) - Mallodrya subaenea Unknown beetle - Synchroa punctata Synchroa Pupae - Synchroa punctata
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Synchroidae (Synchroa Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Synchroidae Lacordaire 1859
Numbers
tiny family, with 2 spp. in 2 genera in our area and 8 spp. in 3 genera total(1)
Range
e. NA, E.Asia(2)
Habitat
under bark of dead deciduous trees(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
2.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.