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Genus Tritoma

red & black beetle - Tritoma atriventris Fungus Beetles on Polyporus alveolaris - Tritoma sanguinipennis Stumped ! - Tritoma Tritoma angulata Say - Tritoma angulata Black and ~orange beetle - Tritoma sanguinipennis erotylid from trap in upland pine - Tritoma tenebrosa Tritoma sanguinipennis Orange spotted beetle - Tritoma humeralis
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Tritomini
Genus Tritoma
Explanation of Names
Tritoma Fabricius 1775
Greek 'three-segmented'
Numbers
11 spp. in our area(1)
Range
Holarctic; in our area, e. NA only, with 5 spp. ranging into Canada(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Skelley P.E. (2001) Pleasing fungus beetles of North America: Family Erotylidae
2.Insects of Ojibway Prairie, a southern Ontario tallgrass prairie
Paiero S.M., Marshall S.A., Pratt P.D., Buck M. 2010. Shorthouse J.D., Floate K.D. (Eds.) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands, Vol. 1: 199-225.