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Subfamily Tillinae

Checkered Beetle in California (May) - Cymatodera vandykei Cymatoderella collaris (Spinola) - Cymatoderella collaris Cymatodera sirpata Horn - Cymatodera sirpata Monophylla terminata (Say) - Monophylla terminata - male Cymatodera dietrichi? - Cymatodera Cymatodera flavosignata Cymatodera tricolor Skinner, 1905 with two interesting mites - Cymatodera tricolor - male Beetle for ID - Cymatodera bicolor
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 Burke et al. (2015)(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., J.M. Leavengood, G. Zolnerowich. 2015. A checklist of the New World species of Tillinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with an illustrated key to genera and new country records. Zootaxa 4059: 1-39.
Burke, A.F., and G. Zolnerowich. 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.