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

Checkered Beetle? - Priocera castanea Which flower beetle? - Trichodes ornatus Collops? - Attalus Tenebroides? - Tenebroides corticalis Tenebroides americanus Listrus swept from willow flowers - Listrus Tenebroides corticalis - Tenebroides Cymatodera aegra-complex?
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
9 families in our area (counting the Thanerocleridae as family), 18 total(1); this lineage is the most underrepresented in NA among beetle superfamilies(2)(3)
Identification
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(3)
key to [sub]families in (1)
Works Cited
1.Comprehensive phylogeny of the Cleroidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Gimmel M.L., Bocakova M., Gunter N.L., Leschen R.A.B. 2019. Sys. Entomol. 44: 527-558.
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.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.