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Genus Hololepta - Clown Beetles

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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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Histerinae
Tribe Hololeptini
Genus Hololepta (Clown Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Hololepta Paykull 1811
Numbers
2 subgenera, with 10 spp. in our area(1) and ~110 spp. worldwide
Identification
Wide, flat, subrectangular body. Head horizontal. Dorsal striae of elytra usually reduced or absent.
males have pits (foveae) at front pronotal corners
Habitat
Members of the nominate subgenus under bark of decaying hardwoods; members of the subgenus Iliotona in rotting vegetation incl. cactus, agave, and palms(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.