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Genus Diplocoelus

False skin beetle - Diplocoelus rudis Diplocoelus rudis Diplocoelus rudis False Skin Beetle - Diplocoelus rudis Biphyllidae - Diplocoelus brunneus Fungus beetle? - Diplocoelus brunneus Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Diplocoelus been there? - Diplocoelus brunneus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Biphyllidae (False Skin Beetles)
Genus Diplocoelus
Explanation of Names
Diplocoelus Guérin-Ménéville 1838
2 spp. in our area(1), dozens in the Old World
throughout the Old World, primarily tropical (most diverse in Australia)(2); scarcely represented in the New World (much of NA east of 100°W(1))
dead, fungus-infested trees; D. brunneus seems to prefer standing trunks, D. rudis, fallen logs/limbs(3)
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.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.