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Family Zopheridae - Ironclad Beetles

Bumpy black bug - Zopherus concolor Coleoptera - Namunaria guttulata Light edged Black ground beetle? - Zopherus Ironclad 1 - Bitoma quadricollis Ironclad 1 - Bitoma quadricollis Microsicus obscura - Synchita obscura Long, thin bark beetle - Colydium Coleoptera - Zopherus concolor? - Zopherus
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)