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Genus Centronopus

15mm dark tenebrionid - Centronopus calcaratus - male Darkling Beetle - Centronopus calcaratus Black tenebs - Centronopus calcaratus tenebrionidae larvae (false wireworm) - Centronopus calcaratus head from side, tenebrionidae larvae - Centronopus calcaratus head from below, tenebrionidae larvae - Centronopus calcaratus Tenebrionidae, dorsal - Centronopus calcaratus Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Centronopus calcaratus
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Centronopini
Genus Centronopus
Explanation of Names
Centronopus Solier 1848
2 spp. in our area (both in the subg. Menechides Motschulsky 1872), several more spp. in 2 subgenera in Mesoamerica(1)
neotropical group ranging into e Canada(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America
Yves Bousquet, Donald B. Thomas, Patrice Bouchard, Aaron D. Smith, Rolf L. Aalbu, M. Andrew Johnston, Warren E. Steiner Jr. 2018. ZooKeys 728: 1-455.