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Suborder Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles

Firefly at Lights - Photinus pyralis click beetle? - Ampedus Aquatic Leaf Beetle - Plateumaris nitida - female Kuschelina petaurista? - Kuschelina Tumbling Flower Beetle - Mordellistena cervicalis Unknown grub SW Ohio - Cotinis nitida Platybregmus canadensis St. Andrews leaf miner on Arundinaria tecta SA943 2017 2 - Anisostena lecontii
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)
Explanation of Names
Polyphaga Emery 1886
Numbers
worldwide, ~160 extant families in 16 superfamilies(1), >300,000 spp. (~90% of described beetle species)
Remarks
by far the largest and most diverse suborder
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.