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Tribe Asidini

ID please - Philolithus California canyon beetle - Microschatia inaequalis Tenebrionidae 4 - Philolithus sordidus - - Philolithus morbillosus darkling beetle Stenomorpha? - Stenomorpha Stenomorpha marginata group? - Stenomorpha Stenomorpha wickhami Stenomorpha? - Stenomorpha
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 Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Pimeliinae
Tribe Asidini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our fauna revised in(1), with numerous poorly defined genera erected by Casey synonymized, mostly with Stenomorpha
Explanation of Names
Asidini Fleming 1821
~300 spp. in 8 genera in our area(1)(2), ~1000 described spp. in ~30 genera worldwide(3)
4.5–35 mm(2)
arid and semi-arid regions around the world; in NA, north to sw. Canada(2)