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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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).