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Superfamily Cleroidea - Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles

Beautiful Colors - Trichodes apivorus Temnoscheila preying on weevil - Temnoscheila Brown Beetle - Cymatodera wolcotti Checkered Beetle - Isohydnocera curtipennis Checkered Beetle (Cymatodera) - Cymatodera californica Pidgeon Point 2 - Endeodes collaris Malachius auritus?  - Malachius auritus Cymatodera
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Numbers
5 families in our area (counting the Thanerocleridae as family), 11 total; this lineage is the most underrepresented in NA among beetle superfamilies(1)

actually, per the reference cited, Bouchard et al. (2011)(1), the following families should still be in Superfamily Cucujoidea
Family Byturidae - Fruitworm Beetles
Family Biphyllidae - False Skin Beetles
Identification
Adults with hindwing with basal portion of RP very short, empodium well developed and visible between tarsal claws, tergite VIII not concealed by tergite VII in both male and female (2).
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
2.Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Robertson J.A., Ślipiński A., Moulton M., Shockley F.W., Giorgi A., Lord N.P., McKenna D.D., Tomaszewska W., Forrester J. ... 2015. Syst. Entomol. doi: 10.1111/syen.12138.