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Subfamily Epiphloeinae

Clerid - Madoniella dislocata Madoniella dislocatus (Say) - Madoniella dislocata Madoniella - Madoniella dislocata Clerid - Pennasolis merkeli Madoniella rectangularis Opitz - Madoniella rectangularis Cleridae, dorsal - Madoniella dislocata Checkered Beetle (?) - Madoniella dislocata Madoniella
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Epiphloeinae
Explanation of Names
Epiphloeinae Kuwert 1893
Numbers
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
Size
worldwide, 2.8–12.0 mm(1)
Range
New World (Canada to Argentina)(1)
Habitat
most commonly collected from bark during outbreaks of bark beetles(1)
Food
lignicolous predators in the larval and adult stage(1)
Remarks
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)