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Subfamily Tillinae

all brown clerid - Lecontella gnara - male faintly belted clerid - Cymatodera Cymatodera inornata Neocallotillus elegans (Erichson)  - Neocallotillus elegans Beetle 2011.07.09.5961 - Cymatodera inornata Black and Red Beetle - Cymatodera bicolor Clerid or melyrid? - Cymatoderella patagoniae 2760 Cymatodera xaviera? - 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
Numbers
the second largest clerid subfamily, with ~80 spp. in 7 genera in our area(1), ~550 spp. in almost 70 genera total(2)
Size
worldwide, 3–25 mm(2)
Identification
key to New World genera in(1)
Range
worldwide, but more diverse in temperate NA and in the epiequatorial Neotropics (also throughout the Paleotropics, esp. Madagascar)(2)
Food
mostly lignicolous insects(2)
Print References
Burke A.F., Zolnerowich G. 2017. A taxonomic revision of the subfamily Tillinae Leach sensu lato (Coleoptera, Cleridae) in the New World. ZooKeys 179: 75-157.
Works Cited
1.A checklist of the New World species of Tillinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with an illustrated key to genera...
Burke A.F., Leavengood J.M., Zolnerowich G. 2015. Zootaxa 4059: 1-39.
2.Classification, natural history, phylogeny, and subfamily composition of the Cleridae and generic content of the subfamilies
Opitz W. 2010. Entomologica Basiliensia et Collections Frey 32: 31–128.