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Genus Paratenetus

Unknown - Paratenetus gibbipennis beetle taking off - Paratenetus Small brown beetle - Paratenetus exutus Paratenetus punctatus ? - Paratenetus exutus Tenebrionid - Paratenetus punctatus - female Series Cucujiformia - Paratenetus fuscus Paratenetus gibbipennis Cryptophagid - Paratenetus exutus
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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Lagriinae (Long-jointed Beetles)
Tribe Goniaderini
Genus Paratenetus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Paratenetus Spinola 1844
5 spp. in our area (all but one range into Canada), ~60 total(1)
key in (1)
Canada to Argentina; in our area, 4 spp. are widely distributed in the east (some range west to BC-NM), while P. texanus is restricted to Gulf States (FL-TX); P. fuscus is the only sp. that does not occur in se. US, the remaining four reach TX(1)