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Genus Phloeodes

Zopherid - Phloeodes diabolicus Nosoderma diabolicum - Phloeodes diabolicus Phloeodes diabolicus? - Phloeodes diabolicus Phloeodes sp. - Phloeodes plicatus Tenebrionidae - Phloeodes Diabolical Ironclad Beetle - Phloeodes diabolicus Darkling Beetle Species - Phloeodes diabolicus Dark Beetle - Phloeodes
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)
Subfamily Zopherinae (Ironclad Beetles)
Tribe Zopherini
Genus Phloeodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see (1)
Explanation of Names
Phloeodes LeConte 1862
2 spp. in our area, 3 spp. total(1)
sw. US, CA and ?OR to C. America; both our spp. also occur in Baja California, the third sp., from Guatemala to Panama(1)
in our area, AZ (Yuma); CA (San Diego & Imperial counties north to Shasta Co., possibly to Umatilla Co., OR)
Print References
García-Paris M., Coca-Abia M.M., Parra-Olea G. (2006) Re-evaluation of the genera Phloeodes, Noserus and Nosoderma (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) with description of a new species of Nosoderma from northern México. Ann. Soc. ent. fr. 42(2): 215-230.
Slipinski S.A., Lawrence J.F. (1999) Phylogeny and classification of Zopheridae sensu novo (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with a review of the genera of Zopheridae (excluding Monommatini). Ann. Zool. (Warszawa) 49: 1-53
Internet References