Trichiini

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Trichiini
Osmoderma scabra.jpg
Osmoderma scabra of the Osmodermatina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Tribe: Trichiini
Fleming, 1821
Subtribes

Cryptodontina
Incaina
Osmodermatina
Platygeniina
Trichiina

Synonyms

Trichiinae (see text)

The Trichiini are a tribe of the scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae), though historically they were often classified as a subfamily, Trichiinae.[1] The conspicuous bee beetles (Trichius) are probably the best-known genus in Europe.

They vary in size from 6 to 65 mm [1] and can be distinguished from Cetoniini by having covered epimeres, and lateral edges of the elytra which are not trimmed.

The adults feed on sugar-rich secretions of stems, leaves, fruits and flowers of different plants. Most larvae develop in rotten wood.

Genera[edit]

Subtribus Cryptodontina

Subtribus Incaina

Subtribus Osmodermatina

Subtribus Platygeniina

Subtribus Trichiina

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchard, P.; Bousquet, Y.; Davies, A.; Alonso-Zarazaga, M.; Lawrence, J.; Lyal, C.; Newton, A.; Reid, C.; Schmitt, M.; Ślipiński, A.; Smith, A. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. 88: 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. PMC 3088472Freely accessible. PMID 21594053. 

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