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Tribe Melandryini

ground beetle? - Melandrya striata Possible Melyridae?? - Prothalpia holmbergi - male largish beetle - Melandrya striata False Darkling Beetle - Melandrya striata Emmesa labiata? - Emmesa labiata Emmesa - Emmesa labiata Red-Black Beetle - Phryganophilus collaris Melandryidae, Prothalpia undata - Prothalpia undata
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 Melandryini
Numbers
10 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), ~50 spp. in 4 genera total(2)(3)
Range
holarctic, by far most diverse in E Asia (1 sp. Oriental)(2); in NA, mostly northern, poorly represented in the US interior(1)
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