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Subfamily Peltinae

Trogossitid pupa - Thymalus marginicollis Chrysomelid? - Peltis fraterna Ostoma ferruginea - Peltis fraterna Flat beetle under spruce bark - Peltis septentrionalis Believe this is the same species of the specimen that I posted in March - Peltis fraterna Beetle - Grynocharis quadrilineata Peltis  - Peltis pippingskoeldi  Bark-gnawing Beetle - Peltis pippingskoeldi
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)
Family Trogossitidae (Bark-gnawing Beetles)
Subfamily Peltinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ostomatinae, Ostominae
Explanation of Names
Peltinae Kirby 1837
12 spp. in 6 genera of 3 tribes in our area, >60 spp. in 26 genera of 6 tribes worldwide(1)