Monommatinae

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Monommatinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Zopheridae
Subfamily: Monommatinae
Synonyms

Monommatidae
Monommidae

The Monommatinae are a subfamily (or sometimes only considered a tribe) of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name opossum beetles. They have been treated historically as a family (sometimes spelled Monommidae), but have recently been placed into the Zopheridae. About 15 genera are in this group, commonly found in association with plants in the family Agavaceae.