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Subfamily Neorthopleurinae

Checkered beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica Neorthopleura texana (Bland) - Neorthopleura texana Loedelia maculicollis  - Loedelia maculicollis Neorthopleura texana (Bland) - Neorthopleura texana Neorthopleura thoracica Beetle - Neorthopleura Checkered Beetle - Neorthopleura Neorthopleura thoracica
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Neorthopleurinae
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))
Numbers
TBA spp. in 3 genera in our area(2), ~260 spp. in 22 genera total(1)
Size
worldwide, 2.5–12.0 mm(1)
Range
worldwide, esp. diverse in Africa and Asia(1)
Habitat
larvae in galleries of lignicolous insects(1)
Food
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.