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Tribe Hypulini

patterned false darkling beetle - Hypulus simulator Hypulus simulator Melandryid - Symphora flavicollis Chocolate beetle - Microtonus sericans Beetle - Microtonus sericans melandryid - Microtonus sericans Symphora flavicollis (?) - Symphora beetle - Microtonus sericans
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
Tribe Hypulini
Explanation of Names
Hypulini Gistel 1848
Numbers
26 spp. in 4 genera total(2)(3) but Microtonus and Symphora not listed in any tribe in(2) --ask Darren
Range
holarctic; all 4 genera listed in(2) are present in Eurasia, one ranges into NA(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.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
3.BioLib.cz