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Tribe Languriini - Lizard Beetles

Languria denticulata?? - Languria mozardi clover stem borer? - Languria mozardi Beetle - Languria mozardi black beetle with red thorax - Languria mozardi Beetle larvae in dead stems, sweet cicely - Acropteroxys gracilis From Prickly Poppy - Languria convexicollis EROTYLIDAE   Slender Lizard Beetle   Acropteroxys gracilis - Acropteroxys gracilis EROTYLIDAE Languria trifasciata? Lizard Beetle - Languria trifasciata
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 (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Languriini (Lizard Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly considered part of its own family, Languriidae
Numbers
18 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), ~670 spp. in ~56 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
keys to spp. in Vaurie, 1948(2)
antennal clubs:
Range
e. NA to Calif., worldwide, mostly tropical
Food
herbivorous (unlike other erotylid lineages)(3)
Works Cited
1.Polymorphism in Languria taedata LeConte...
Gimmel M.L., Carlton C.E., White W.H. 2012. Zootaxa 3237: 24–34.
2.A review of the North American Languriidae
Vaurie P. 1948. Bull. AMNH 92: 119-156.
3.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.