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Subfamily Enopliinae

4-spotted Checkered Beetle - Pelonides quadrinotata - female Cleridae? - Boschella fasciata - female Cleridae? - Boschella fasciata - male Cleridae? - Boschella fasciata - male Four-spotted Checkered Beetle Pelonides quadripunctatus - Pelonides quadripunctata Pelonides quadripunctata - female Chariessa? - Pelonides humeralis Chariessa? - Pelonides humeralis
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 Enopliinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1)
members of recently erected subfamilies Peloniinae and Neorthopleurinae(2) used to be treated in this subfamily, e.g. in (3)
Explanation of Names
Enopliinae Gistel 1856
5 spp. in 3 genera in our area(3), ~70 spp. in 15 genera total(2)
worldwide, 3.0–15.0 mm(2)
worldwide, with prominence in temperate and subtropical zones(2)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomy of the New World genera of Enopliinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae)
Opitz W. 2014. J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 87: 358‒384.
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.
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.