Alleculinae

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Alleculinae
Alleculinae - Isomira sp..JPG
Isomira sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Tenebrionidae
Subfamily: Alleculinae
Laporte de Castelnau, 1840
Synonyms
  • Cistelidae (Latreille) Kirby, 1837
  • Cistelides Latreille, 1825
  • Cistelinae
  • Cteniopodinae
  • Omophlinae
  • Pectinipèdes Mulsant, 1856
  • Xystropodinae

Alleculinae is a subfamily of comb-clawed beetles belonging to the family Tenebrionidae.

These beetles are characterized by an oval body, threadlike antennae, relatively long legs and tarsi quite elongated. Their most striking feature, however, are the combed nails of the hind tarsi, that show fine teeth.[1]

Genera in Europe[edit]

Tribe of Alleculini Laporte de Castelnau 1840

Tribe of Cteniopodini Solier, 1835

Tribe of Gonoderini Seidlitz 1896

Tribe of Mycetocharini Mulsant 1856

Tribe of Omophlini Mulsant 1856

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