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Family Zopheridae - Ironclad Beetles

Cylindrical Bark Beetle - Colydium lineola A very small beetle. - Pycnomerus sulcicollis Bitoma vittata Schaeffer - Bitoma vittata Darkling Beetle Species - Phloeodes diabolicus Sycamore Bark Beetle - Microprius rufulus Coleoptera Family?-1 (1 of 3) - Rhagodera Cylindrical Bark Beetle on stump - Microprius rufulus Hyporhagus gilensis? - Hyporhagus gilensis
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 Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes Monommatinae and Colydiinae that used to be treated as separate families
Explanation of Names
Zopheridae Solier 1834
Numbers
2 subfamilies, with >110 spp. in 37 genera in our area and ~1,700 spp. in almost 200 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our fauna
Family Zopheridae
Subfamily Zopherinae
Subfamily Colydiinae
Identification
online key to spp. and photo gallery in(1)
Range
worldwide (most diverse in the Neotropics and Australasia) and throughout NA except northernmost parts(1)