Tenebrionoidea


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Tenebrionoidea

[tə‚neb·rē·ə′nȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of the Coleoptera in the suborder Polyphaga.
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Abundance Area Group Preserved Disturbed Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Blattodea 3 0 Other Order Coleoptera Family Bostrichidae 0 3 Herbivore Family Coccinellidae 1 1 Predator Family Tenebrionoidea 1 0 Other Order Collembola 13 3 Other Order Hemiptera Family Cycadidae 0 1 Herbivore Family Myridae 3 0 Herbivore Family Pentatomidae 2 0 Herbivore Family Thyreocoridae 13 1 Herbivore Order Hymenoptera Family Formicidae Brachymyrmex heeri 2 37 Ants Camponotus crassus 94 36 Ants Camponotus fastigatus 3 0 Ants Family Chalcididae 12 3 Other Order Lepidoptera 5 0 Herbivore Order Orthoptera Family Tettigoniidae 1 0 Herbivore Order Thysanoptera 5 2 Herbivore Class Arachnida Order Araneae Family Anyphaenidae 18 0 Spider Family Araneidae Araneus corporosus 1 0 Spider Araneus sp.
SUBORDEN SUPERFAMILIA FAMILIA Adephaga Carabaeoidea Carabidae Cicindelidae Noteridae Polyphaga Hydrophiloidea Hydrophilidae Staphylinoidea Leiodidae Staphylinidae Histeroidea Histeridae Scarabaeoidea Glaresidae Melolonthidae Passalidae Scarabaeidae Buprestoidea Buprestidae Elateroidea Cantharidae Elateridae Lampyridae Lycidae Bostrichoidea Anobiidae Dermestidae Cucujoidea Aderidae Byturidae Coccinclidae Erotylidae Nitidulidae Phalacridae Tenebrionoidea Meloidae Oedemeridae Tenebrionidae Chrysomeloidea Cerambycidae Chrysomelidae Curculionoidea Brentidae Curculionidae Scolytidae
Members of the family Carabidae and superfamilies Scarabaeoidea and Tenebrionoidea were collected from four ecological habitats from September 1999 to September 2000.
This study reports the results of a year of continuous pitfall sampling of beetle diversity from four ecologically diverse sites, emphasizing the three most prominent coleopteran assemblages present: Carabidae (ground beetles and tiger beetles); Scarabaeoidea (June beetles, dung beetles, and related forms) and Tenebrionoidea (darkling beetles and allies).
Members of the Carabidae, Scarabaeoidea (Scarabaeidae, Hybosoridae, Trogidae), and Tenebrionoidea (Tenebrionidae, Zopheridae) were sorted and identified to genus based primarily on the keys of Arnett & Thomas (2001) and Arnett et al.
A total of 15,070 trap nights collectively produced 994 adult specimens (Table 1) of the family Carabidae (11 genera, 14 species), and superfamilies Scarabaeoidea (8 genera and 13 species of Scarabaeidae; one species of Hybosoridae; 2 genera and four species of Trogidae) and Tenebrionoidea (14 genera and 20 species of Tenebrionidae; one species of Zopheridae).