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Tribe Serropalpini

Serropalpus - Serropalpus substriatus Click Beetle ? Click Beetle ? beetle - Serropalpus coxalis Melandryidae?   - Serropalpus Melandryidae?   - Serropalpus Beetle - Serropalpus Enchodes sericea (?) - Serropalpus
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
Tribe Serropalpini
Explanation of Names
Serropalpini Latreille 1829
4 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~45 spp. in 13 genera total(1)(2)(3)
much of the world; most genera are endemic to either northern temperate regions or to areas of southern hemisphere around the Pacific(1); in NA, associated with conifer forests
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
2.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.