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Tribe Stenochiini

Strongylium atrum Strongylium tenuicolle ? - Strongylium anthrax Beetle - Strongylium atrum Strongylium tenuicolle Strongylium - Strongylium terminatum Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Strongylium tenuicolle Xylopinus saperdoides ? - Strongylium tenuicolle Beetle - Strongylium crenatum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Stenochiinae
Tribe Stenochiini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Stenochiini Kirby 1837
~a dozen spp. in 2 genera in our area(2)(3), close to 1000 spp. in ~20 genera total
worldwide, mostly tropical; in our area, east of the Rockies, with one species (Strongylium tenuicolle) west to CO-AZ
Works Cited
1.Synoptic classification of the World Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) with a review of family group names
Bouchard, P., J. F. Lawrence, A. E. Davies, & A. F. Newton. 2005. Annales Zoologici 55(4): 499–530.
2.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.
3.Notes on Stenochiini Kirby, 1837 genera and species from western North America (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Johnston M.A., Cortés Hernández K. 2021. Dugesiana 28: 81-87.