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Genus Tritoma

Life cycle - Tritoma humeralis Erotylidae, dorsal - Tritoma humeralis Erotylidae, ventral - Tritoma humeralis Pleasing Fungus Beetle Tritoma mimetica - Tritoma mimetica Tritoma angulata Say - Tritoma angulata Erotylid - Tritoma biguttata Pleasing Fungus Beetle Tritoma - Tritoma sanguinipennis Beetle - Tritoma unicolor
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.