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Family Stenotrachelidae - False Longhorn Beetles

Beetles June 2008 59 - Cephaloon lepturides - male - female stenotrachelid - Cephaloon bicolor stenotrachelid - Cephaloon bicolor False longhorn beetles - Stenotrachelus aeneus (Fabricius) - Stenotrachelus aeneus - male Cephaloon vandykei Hopping & Hopping - Cephaloon vandykei False Longhorn Beetle - Cephaloon lepturides C. lepturides - Cephaloon lepturides Longhorn? - Cephaloon
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 Stenotrachelidae (False Longhorn Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Stenotrachelidae C.G. Thomson 1859
10 spp. in 4 genera in our area (6 spp. are in Cephaloon), ~20 spp. in 7 genera total(1)(2)
illustrated key to e. NA species in(3)
holarctic family; in NA, mostly boreal and western(1)
larvae in decaying wood; adults sometimes on flowers(1)
Life Cycle
adults are likely short-lived(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.
2.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
3.The Stenotrachelidae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada
C.G. Majka. 2011. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 7: 7-13.