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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Tenebrionidae
Subfamilia: Tenebrioninae
Tribus: Helopini
Genus: Tarpela
Species: T. americana – T. brownii – T. micans – T. oblongopunctata – T. undulata – T. venusta
Name

Tarpela F. Bates, 1870: 272
Gender: feminine

Synonymy

[source: Aalbu et al., 2002]

Lamperos Allard, 1876

References

Bates, F. 1870: Descriptions of new genera and species of Heteromera. Entomologist's monthly magazine, 6: 268–275. BHL
Aalbu, R.L., Triplehorn, C.A., Campbell, J.M., Brown, K.W., Somerby, R.E., & Thomas, D.B. 2002: Tenebrionidae Latreille 1802. Pp. 463-509 in: Arnett, R.H., Thomas, M.C., Skelley, P.E., & Frank, J.H. (eds.): American beetles. Vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. First page & excerpt
Steiner, W.E. 2009: The Helopini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Virginia. Pp. 331-339 in: Roble, S.M. & Mitchell, J.C. (eds.) 2009: A lifetime of contributions to myriapodology and the natural history of Virginia: a Festschrift in honor of Richard L. Hoffman’s 80th birthday. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 16, Martinsville, VA. PDF with color photos

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Tarpela is a genus of darkling beetles in the family Tenebrionidae. There are about five described species in Tarpela.[1][2][3]
Tarpela micans

Species

These five species belong to the genus Tarpela:

Tarpela formosana Masumoto, 1981 g
Tarpela micans (Fabricius, 1798) g b
Tarpela undulata (LeConte, 1866) b
Tarpela venusta (Say, 124) b
Tarpela zoltani Masumoto, 1981 g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[4] c = Catalogue of Life,[5] g = GBIF,[1] b = Bugguide.net[2]
References

"Tarpela". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"Tarpela Genus: Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"Tarpela Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-04-11.

"Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2018-04-11.

Further reading

Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849309540.
Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
Bousquet, Y.; Thomas, D.B.; Bouchard, P.; Smith, A.D.; et al. (2018). "Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America". ZooKeys (728): 1–455. doi:10.3897/zookeys.728.20602. PMC 5799738. PMID 29416389.
LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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