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Subfamily Anobiinae - Death-watch Beetles

Oak log anobiid - Hadrobregmus notatus Beetle ID - Oligomerus Actenobius pleuralis Casey, 1898 - Actenobius pleuralis Death-watch beetle from British Columbia 10.07.13 - Hemicoelus gibbicollis Anobiid - Microbregma emarginatum Anobiinae... - Hadrobregmus Trichodesma? - Trichodesma gibbosa Smal banded beetle - Hadrobregmus notatus
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Anobiinae (Death-watch Beetles)
Explanation of Names
R.E. White's 1982 names for 6 tribes deemed unavailable(1)
7 tribes(1), all represented in NA
Body elongate cylindrical, pronotum often gibbous, antennae usually with 3 terminal segments elongated, sometimes also enlarged (indistinct in the genus Priobium); head retracted below pronotum in when disturbed, pronotum usually with distinct side border.
Wood-borers as larvae
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.