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Tribe Mordellistenini

Mordellistena fuscipennis Mordellistena  - Mordellistena aspersa Tiny Tumbler - Mordellistena trifasciata Mordellidae, ventral - Mordellochroa scapularis Falsomordellistena bihamata ? - Falsomordellistena bihamata Mordellistena attenuata? - Mordellistena attenuata Coleoptera - Mordellina mordellid 1 - Mordellistena
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 Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetles)
Tribe Mordellistenini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
A number of members of the large genus Mordellistena have recently been moved to related genera(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Mordellistenini Ermisch 1941
Numbers
143 spp. in 6 genera north of Mexico; ca. 40 genera worldwide(3)
Works Cited
1.Nomenclatural changes for selected Mordellidae (Coleoptera) in North America
J.A. Jackman & W. Lu. 2001. Insecta Mundi 15(1): 31-34.
2.Taxonomic changes for fifteen species of North American Mordellidae (Coleoptera)
A.E. Lisberg. 2003. Insecta Mundi 17(3-4): 191-194.
3.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.