Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Biphyllidae - False Skin Beetles

Biphyllid - Diplocoelus rudis False skin beetle - Diplocoelus rudis Diplocoelus rudis Diplocoelus rudis False skin beetle - Diplocoelus Fungus beetle? - Diplocoelus brunneus Diplocoelus brunneus LeConte - Diplocoelus brunneus Acolobicus erichsoni? - Anchorius lineatus
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 Biphyllidae (False Skin Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our fauna revised by Goodrich & Springer (1992)(1)
until recently treated in Cucujoidea
Explanation of Names
Biphyllidae LeConte 1861
3 spp. in 2 genera in our area(2), ~200 spp. in 7 genera total(3)
most spp. in the tropics; in our area, one genus is widespread in the eastern half of the continent, another in sw. US (AZ-CA)(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.A revision of the family Biphyllidae (Coleoptera) for America, north of Mexico
Goodrich M.A., Springer C.A. 1992. Col. Bull. 46: 361-377.
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.
3.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.