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Subfamily Merophysiinae

Beetle - Holoparamecus pacificus Holoparamecus caularum Aubé - Holoparamecus caularum Holoparamecus caularum Aubé - Holoparamecus caularum Very minute beetle... - Holoparamecus caularum Minuscule beetle - Holoparamecus Holoparamecus Holoparamecus Holoparamecus caularum (Aubé) - Holoparamecus caularum
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Endomychidae (Handsome Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Merophysiinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Holoparamecinae Seidlitz 1888
Explanation of Names
Merophysiinae Seidlitz 1872
6 spp. in a single genus north of Mexico(1), ~110 spp. (of which 60 Holoparamecus and 26 Merophysia) in 12 genera worldwide(2)
Holoparamecus (our only genus) is cosmopolitan, the remaining genera are distributed in warmer parts of the world, esp. around the Mediterranean(2)
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.
2.An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
Shockley et al. 2009. Zootaxa 1999: 1-113.