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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Melittomma

Ship Timber Beetle - Melittomma sericeum - female Melittomma sericeum - female Long Small Beetle - Melittomma sericeum Long Small Beetle - Melittomma sericeum Lymexylidae, Chestnut timberworm - Melittomma sericeum Unidentified Beetle - Melittomma sericeum Melittomma sericeum? - Melittomma sericeum Melittomma sericeum? - Melittomma sericeum
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
Genus Melittomma
Explanation of Names
Melittomma Murray 1867
Numbers
A single species in our area(1), ~20 spp. total(2)
Range
on several continents; in our area, e. US(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the subfamily Melittommatinae Wheeler 1986 that contains a total of 4 genera
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