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Family Callirhipidae - Callirhipid Cedar Beetles

Larva in log  - Zenoa picea Zenoa picea Zenoa picea? - Zenoa picea Zenoa picea - larva - Zenoa picea Zenoa picea - teneral adult - Zenoa picea Zenoa picea - fully developed adult - Zenoa picea Orange-red larvae? - Zenoa picea Callirhipidae? - Zenoa picea
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Callirhipidae (Callirhipid Cedar Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated in Rhipiceridae; also related to basal Elateroidea, like Artematopodidae and Brachypsectridae
Explanation of Names
Callirhipidae Emden 1924
Numbers
a single species in our area; ~150 spp. in 9 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Size
9-23 mm
Range
warmer parts of the world, all continents(3); in our area, e. US (NJ-FL to NE-TX)(4)
Habitat
Larvae live in rotten (esp. white-rotted) wood(1)
Remarks
Adults probably very short-lived(1)
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