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Suborder Polyphaga

Agrilus lecontei Soldier Beetle - Malthodes fragilis Megasternum concinnum Bess Beetle - Odontotaenius disjunctus Small black beetle - Hybosorus illigeri Lacon discoideus Cryptocephalus sp. - Cryptocephalus notatus Male, Microphotus? Maybe M. dilatatus? - Microphotus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Explanation of Names
Polyphaga Emery 1886
Numbers
worldwide, ~160 extant families in 16 superfamilies(1), >300,000 spp. (~90% of described beetle species)
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P, Bousquet Y, Davies A, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Lawrence JF, Lyal CH, Newton A, Reid CA, Schmitt M, Ślipiński SA, Smith A. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.