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Tribe Malthinini

Malthinus occipitalis atripennis - Malthinus occipitalis Soldier Beetle - Malthinus occipitalis Malthinus occipitalis? - Malthinus occipitalis Soldier Beetle - Malthinus difficilis Caccodes? - Caccodes Malthinus occipitalis beetle on Opuntia - Malthinus occipitalis beetle, shown for context on Opuntia spines - Malthinus occipitalis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Malthininae
Tribe Malthinini
17 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1)
e. & sw. US(1)
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.