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Genus Cregya

Cregya america Opitz - Cregya america Beetle 1905.06.07.2014 - Cregya oculata 903W12 - Cregya america Cregya oculata Very Small Beetle - Cregya oculata Very Tiny Beetle - Cregya Cregya mixta LeConte - Cregya mixta Cregya oculata
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 Peloniinae
Genus Cregya
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus under revision by Weston Opitz
Explanation of Names
Cregya LeConte 1861
5 spp. in our area, close to 120 total(1)
<10 mm
have been collected from trees infested with Scolytinae and Cerambycidae(2)
Works Cited
1.Classification, natural history, and evolution of the subfamily Peloniinae Opitz (Cleridae). Part XV. Revision of Cregya
Opitz, W. 2019. Faunitaxys 7(15): 1-126.
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.