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Superfamily Elateroidea

Firefly larva? Podabrus tricostatus very small Cantharid - Malthodes - male Red-shouldered summit beetle - Ampedus protervus Beetle w/feathered antenna - Dicrepidius palmatus Click beetle - Oestodes tenuicollis - female Lacon sp. marmoratus? - Lacon Arizona Firefly - Photinus knulli
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Jacobsoniidae recently transferred to Derodontoidea(1)
Numbers
12 families in our area, 17 total(2)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
2.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.