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Subfamily Melyrinae

Melyrodes basalis (LeConte) - Melyrodes basalis Melyrodes cribrata (LeConte) - Melyrodes cribrata Small beetle - Melyrodes basalis Beetle - Melyrodes cribrata Beetle - Melyrodes basalis Beetle - Melyrodes basalis Melyrodes cribrata? - Melyrodes cribrata beetle - Melyrodes cribrata
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Melyridae (Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Melyrinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sometimes treated as separate family
Explanation of Names
Melyrinae Leach 1815
Numbers
12 genera worldwide, 3 spp. in a single genus (Melyrodes) in our area(1)
Identification
hard integument and coarsely punctate dorsum separates this group from other NA members of the family
Range
w. Palearctic, India, Africa, Neotropics and so. Nearctic(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.