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Subfamily Orthopleurinae

Loedelia maculicollis  - Loedelia maculicollis Neorthopleura thoracica (Say) - Neorthopleura thoracica a western one - Neorthopleura Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica - male Cleridae, lateral - Neorthopleura thoracica - female Pennsylvania Beetle  - Neorthopleura thoracica clerid beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica Loedelia discoidea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Orthopleurinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
members of this recently erected subfamily(1) used to be treated in Enopliinae or in Korynetinae (e.g. in(2))
Synonymized with Neorthopleurinae
TBA spp. in 3 genera in our area(2), ~260 spp. in 22 genera total(1)
worldwide, 2.5–12.0 mm(1)
worldwide, esp. diverse in Africa and Asia(1)
larvae in galleries of lignicolous insects(1)
Adults prey on Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, and Lymexylidae(1)
Works Cited
1.Classification, natural history, phylogeny, and subfamily composition of the Cleridae and generic content of the subfamilies
Opitz W. 2010. Entomologica Basiliensia et Collections Frey 32: 31–128.
2.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.