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Subfamily Melandryinae

Melandryid? - Rushia longula beetle - Melandrya striata melandryid - Orchesia Orchesia castanea? - Orchesia cultriformis Emmesa, possibly testacea - Emmesa testacea - female Firewood beetle - Hypulus simulator Synchroa ? - Enchodes sericea smooth elytra - Phloiotrya
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 Melandryidae (False Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Melandryinae
Numbers
>90% of world's melandryids belong here(1); 8 tribes total, of which just one tiny tribe is not represented in NA(2)
Range
worldwide
Works Cited
1.BioLib.cz
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.