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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: Cleroidea

Familia: Cleridae
Subfamilia: Tarsosteninae
Genera (2): ParatillusTarsostenus

Tarsosteninae Jacquelin du Val, 1861


Opitz, W. (in press, 2011): Classification, natural history, and evolution of Tarsosteninae Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Part I. Generic composition of the subfamily and key and phylogeny of genera. Psyche, temporary link

Tarsosteninae is a subfamily of checkered beetles in the family Cleridae. There are at least two genera and two described species in Tarsosteninae.[1][2][3]
Tarsostenus univittatus


These two genera belong to the subfamily Tarsosteninae:

Paratillus Gorham, 1876
Tarsostenus Spinola, 1844


"Tarsosteninae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
"Tarsosteninae subfamily Information". Retrieved 2019-09-24.

Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.

Further reading

Majka, Christopher G. (2006). "The checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada". Zootaxa. 1385 (1): 31–46. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1385.1.2.
Mawdsley, Jonathan (2002). "Comparative ecology of the genus Lecontella Wolcott and Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae), with notes on chemically defended species of the beetle family Cleridae". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 104 (1): 164–167. ISSN 0013-8797.
Opitz, Weston (2002). "Family 73: Cleridae Latreille, 1804". In Arnett, Ross H. Jr.; Thomas, Michael C.; Skelley, Paul E.; Frank, J. Howard (eds.). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 267–280. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2007). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 4: Elateroidea - Derodontoidea - Bostrichoidea - Lymexyloidea - Cleroidea - Cucujoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-8788757675.
LeConte, J. L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 978-0665100550.

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