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Subfamily Tillinae

ID please - Cymatodera Monophylla terminata (Say) - Monophylla terminata - female Beetle at blacklight - Cymatodera Cymatodera? - Cymatodera Cymatodera puncticollis Bland - Cymatodera puncticollis Checkered Beetles » Cymatodera? - Cymatodera inornata Arizona Beetle for ID - Cymatodera Arizona Beetle for ID - Cymatodera
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Tillinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised (partly) in (1)
Numbers
the second largest clerid subfamily, with ~80 spp. in 7 genera in our area(2), ~550 spp. in almost 70 genera total(3)
Size
worldwide, 3–25 mm(3)
Identification
key to New World genera in(2)
Range
worldwide, but more diverse in temperate NA and in the epiequatorial Neotropics (also throughout the Paleotropics, esp. Madagascar)(3)
Food
mostly lignicolous insects(3)