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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: Melandryidae
Subfamilia: Melandryinae
Tribus: Zilorini
Genus: Zilora
Species: Z. anatolica – Z. elongataZ. ferruginea – Z. obscura
Zilora Mulsant, 1856

Zilora is a genus of false darkling beetles in the family Melandryidae. There are about seven described species in Zilora.[1][2][3]


These seven species belong to the genus Zilora:

Zilora canadensis Hausen, 1891 g
Zilora elongata J.Sahlberg, 1881 g
Zilora ferruginea (Paykull, 1798) g
Zilora hispida Leconte, 1866 g b
Zilora nuda Provancher, 1877 g
Zilora obscura (Fabricius, 1807) g
Zilora occidentalis Mank, 1938 g

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

"Zilora". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"Zilora Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
"Zilora 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.
Kubisz, Daniel; Iwan, Dariusz; Tykarski, Piotr (2014). Tenebrionoidea: Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Ripiphoridae, Prostomidae, Oedemeridae, Mycteridae, Pythidae, Aderidae, Scraptiidae, Critical checklist, distribution in Poland and meta-analysis. University of Warsaw - Faculty of Biology & Natura optima dux Foundation. ISBN 978-83-935107-9-5.
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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