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

Ham Beetle - Necrobia rufipes Airora cylindrica ??? - Airora cylindrica Attalus scincetus (Say) - Attalus scincetus Beetles 2011_04_23_1435 - Hypebaeus bicolor - male - female Cymatodera undulata (Say) - Cymatodera undulata Red-blue Checkered Beetle - Trichodes nuttalli Enoclerus quadrisignatus Cymatodera flavosignata
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
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.