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Genus Placonotus

Laemophloeus testaceus - Placonotus zimmermanni Tiny laemophloeids - Placonotus zimmermanni Tiny laemophloeids - Placonotus zimmermanni Silvanid? - Placonotus zimmermanni Silvanid? - Placonotus zimmermanni Placonotus politissimus Placonotus sp.? - Placonotus modestus Placonotus zimmermanni
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Genus Placonotus
Explanation of Names
Placonotus Macleay 1871
placonotus = 'flat-backed'
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, ~40 total(1)(2)
Identification
Key to spp. in(3)
Range
worldwide (more diverse in the Old World tropics)(1); in our area, most of the US (P. nitens being the only West Coast representative)(4)(5)
Works Cited
1.Thomas M.C. (-2011) A preliminary checklist of the flat bark beetles of the world
2.A new Nearctic species of Placonotus MacLeay (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae)
M.C. Thomas. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0201: 1-4.
3.A revision of the New World species of Placonotus Macleay (Coleoptera: Cucujidae)
Thomas M.C. 1984. Occasional Papers of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods 3: i-vii, 1-28.
4.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
5.California Beetle Project