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Subfamily Peloniinae

Cregya quadrinotata (Chevrolat) - Cregya quadrinotata White banded (beetle?)? - Pelonium leucophaeum Beetle - Pelonium leucophaeum Cregya oculata Clerid - Cregya mixta Chariessa floridana Schaeffer - Chariessa floridana Cregya oculata Cregya oculata
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 Peloniinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
members of this recently erected subfamily(1) used to be treated in Enopliinae, e.g. in (2)
Explanation of Names
Peloniinae Opitz 2010
11 spp. in 3 genera in our area(2), >450 spp. in ~50 genera total(3)
worldwide, 2.0–25.0 mm(1)
worldwide, most diverse in the tropics(1)
many have evolved to mimic aposematic models, have a slow gait, and frequent the surface of broad leaves and vinelike vegetation(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.
3.Classification, natural history, and evolution of the subfamily Peloniinae Opitz. Part VII. The world genera of Peloniinae...
Opitz W. 2017. Linzer biol. Beitr. 49: 29‒117.