Trogossitinae is a subfamily of beetles in the family Trogossitidae.
The family Scarabaeidae, as currently defined, consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide; they are often called scarabs or scarab beetles. The classification of this family has undergone significant change in recent years. Several subfamilies have been elevated to family rank, and some reduced to lower ranks. The subfamilies listed in this article are in accordance with those in Bouchard (2011).
The longhorn beetles are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short and such species can be difficult to distinguish from related beetle families such as the Chrysomelidae. The family is large, with over 26,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests. The larvae, called roundheaded borers, bore into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber. A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare titan beetle from northeastern South America is often considered the largest insect, with a maximum known body length of just over 16.7 cm (6.6 in). The scientific name of this beetle family goes back to a figure from Greek mythology: after an argument with nymphs, the shepherd Cerambus was transformed into a large beetle with horns.
Polyphaga is the largest and most diverse suborder of beetles. It comprises 144 families in 16 superfamilies, and displays an enormous variety of specialization and adaptation, with over 350,000 described species, or approximately 90% of the beetle species so far discovered.
Scarabaeoidea is a superfamily of beetles, the only subgroup of the infraorder Scarabaeiformia. Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year. Its constituent families are also undergoing revision presently, and the family list below is only preliminary.
Cleroidea is a small superfamily of beetles containing about 10,000 species. Most of the members of the group are somewhat slender, often with fairly soft, flexible elytra, and typically hairy or scaly.
Trogossitidae is a small family of bark-gnawing beetles in the suborder Polyphaga. Many taxa formerly within this family have been removed to other families, such as Lophocateridae, Peltidae, Protopeltidae, Rentoniidae, and Thymalidae.
Phanodesta wakefieldi is a beetle of the family Trogossitidae, endemic to New Zealand. It was originally named Leperina wakefieldi, and has also been referred to as Lepidopteryx wakefieldi.
Rentonium bicolor is a species of beetles in the family Trogossitidae.
Egoliinae is a subfamily of beetles in the family Trogossitidae.
Acalanthis is a genus of beetles in the subfamily Egoliinae.
Gymnochilini is a tribe of beetles in the subfamily Trogossitinae.
Thymalus limbatus is a species of beetle in family Trogossitidae. It is found in the palearctic. It is an obligate Saproxylic species associated with Betula pendula, Fagus sylvatica, Fagus sylvatica, Tilia × europaea and Picea abies mostly under bark. It feeds on fungus or dead wood.
Grynocharis quadrilineata is a species of bark-gnawing beetle in the family Lophocateridae.
Grynocharis is a genus of bark-gnawing beetles in the family Lophocateridae. There are at least four described species in Grynocharis.
Tenebroides americanus is a species of bark-gnawing beetle in the family Trogossitidae.
Tenebroides is a genus of bark-gnawing beetles in the family Trogossitidae. There are at least 20 described species in Tenebroides.
Tenebroides laticollis is a species of bark-gnawing beetle in the family Trogossitidae.
Peltis is a genus of beetles found in North America and Europe, and the sole member of the family Peltidae, formerly included in the Trogossitidae. Members of this genus are dark, averaging from brown, to dark brown, to black. They are small, wide, and flat-bodied with wide, ridged elytra.
Lophocateridae is a family of beetles in the superfamily Cleroidea, formerly included in the Trogossitidae.
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