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Subfamily Xyletininae

beetle - Euvrilletta peltata Priobium sericeum? - Euvrilletta harrisii beetle.. - Vrilletta decorata unknown small beetle - Vrilletta blaisdelli Vrilletta ? - Vrilletta blaisdelli Weetabix Beetle -- Typhaea stercorea? - Lasioderma serricorne ptinid - Megorama Beetle - Lasioderma falli
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Xyletininae
Explanation of Names
Xyletininae Gistel 1848
17 genera in 3 tribes total
Body cylindrical to short cylindrical, head retracted below pronotum, and antennae retracted below head in repose. Antennae usually serrate, in few genera three terminal segments enlarged.
Legs not retracted into grooves of the ventral surface.