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Subfamily Epiphloeinae

from my pine bark container - Madoniella dislocata Ichnea elongata Knull - Ichnea elongata Checkered Beetle - Madoniella dislocata Coleoptera - Madoniella dislocata Madoniella - Madoniella dislocata Clerid Beetle - Pyticeroides laticornis Madoniella dislocata Madoniella dislocata
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 Epiphloeinae
5 described & several undescribed* spp. in 4 genera in our area (271 spp. in 25 genera total)(1)(2)(3)
(*)Jacques Rifkind, pers.comm. to =v=, 2.iv.2013
worldwide, 2.8–12.0 mm(1)
New World (Canada to Argentina)(1)
most commonly collected from bark during outbreaks of bark beetles(1)
lignicolous predators in the larval and adult stage(1)
The body color of many species blends in with the color of bark on which they capture their prey. Other species are brightly colored and involved in Batesian or Müllerian mimicry complexes.(1)
Print References
Opitz, W. 2010. New taxa of Epiphloeinae Kuwert (Cleridae) and Chaetosomatidae Crowson (Coleoptera: Cleroidea). Insecta Mundi 0123: 1-28.