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Family Lymexylidae

Ship Timber Beetle - Hylecoetus lugubris - female beetle - Hylecoetus lugubris - female beetle - Hylecoetus lugubris - male Melittomma sericeum - male Unidentified Beetle - Melittomma sericeum Melittomma sericeum? - Melittomma sericeum Melittomma sericeum? - Melittomma sericeum Hylecoetus lugubris
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 Lymexyloidea (Ship-timber Beetles)
Family Lymexylidae
Explanation of Names
Lymexylidae Fleming 1821
Numbers
2 spp. in 2 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area (+one questionable)(1), 70 spp. in 10 genera of 4 subfamilies total(2)
Range
worldwide, more diverse in the southern hemisphere; in our area, e. US (+a questionable CA record)(1)
Habitat
wood borers: in NA, hardwoods(1), in Eurasia also common on conifers
Food
hosts in NA: poplar, oak, and chestnut(1)
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.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.