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Genus Monophylla

paddle-shaped antennae beetle - Monophylla terminata - male Monophylla californica - male Monophylla californica - female This is probably a male of Monophylla californica - Monophylla californica Monophylla pallipes (Schaeffer) - Monophylla pallipes - female Monophylla terminata (Say) - Monophylla terminata - male Monophylla terminata - male Telephone Beetle. ? - Monophylla californica
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Tillinae
Genus Monophylla
Explanation of Names
Monophylla Spinola 1841
3 spp. in our area, 4 total(1)
4–10 mm(2)
easily recognized by elongate, spatulate terminal antennomere (particularly long in the male), as long as to much longer than preceding antennomeres combined; eyes strongly emarginate(1)
key to spp. in (2)
OR-ON-MA to Costa Rica; Cuba(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.A checklist of the New World species of Tillinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with an illustrated key to genera...
Burke A.F., Leavengood J.M., Zolnerowich G. 2015. Zootaxa 4059: 1‒39.
2.A taxonomic revision of the subfamily Tillinae Leach sensu lato (Coleoptera, Cleridae) in the New World
Burke A.F., Zolnerowich G. 2017. ZooKeys 179: 75‒157.