Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Bolitophagini

These are so interesting looking! - Bolitotherus cornutus Found:  undescribed larva! - Eleates depressus Found: undescribed larvae! - Eleates depressus Bolitophagus corticola? - Megeleates sequoiarum Megeleates sequoiarum Casey - Megeleates sequoiarum - male Forked fungus beetle - Bolitotherus cornutus - male Beetle from a Rotting Tree - Bolitotherus cornutus - male Forked Fungus Beetles - Bolitotherus cornutus - male - female
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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Bolitophagini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly(1) treated as a subfamily (Bolitophaginae)
Explanation of Names
Bolitophagini Kirby 1837 nomen protectum
Numbers
9 spp. in 5 genera in our area, 21 genus worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA
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.