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Genus Orchesia

Orchesia Pupa - Orchesia Melandryid - Orchesia ornata Orchesia castanea? - Orchesia cultriformis Orchesia castanea? - Orchesia cultriformis Melandryidae - Orchesia ornata Melandryidae - Orchesia ornata False Darkling Beetle - Orchesia castanea - female beetle - Orchesia cultriformis
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Melandryidae (False Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Melandryinae
Tribe Orchesiini
Genus Orchesia
Explanation of Names
Orchesia Latreille 1807
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1) (all in the nominate subgenus), ~60 spp. in 3 subgenera total(2)
Range
much of NA (NT to FL-TX)(1) & Eurasia
Print References
Bunyard, B.A. 2015. First record of insect mycophagy of the commercially-important "Chaga" fungus Inonotus obliquus (Ach. Ex Pers.) Pilat (Hymenochaetales: Hymenochaetaceae) in North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 117(4): 452-457.
Works Cited
1.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.
2.BioLib.cz