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Genus Hypulus

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Melandryidae (False Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Melandryinae
Tribe Hypulini
Genus Hypulus
Explanation of Names
Hypulus Paykull 1798
Numbers
1-2 spp. in our area (H. californicus is not congeneric with H. simulator)(1), 9 total(2)
Range
holarctic, by far more diverse in Eurasia(2); in our area, H. simulator in e. NA, H. californicus OR-CA(1)
Remarks
Hypulus pronus listed in(3) is actually a species of Phloiotrya (Darren Pollock, pers. comm. to =v= 6.ii.2015)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.BioLib.cz
3.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida