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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: Alleculinae
Tribe (3): Alleculini - Cteniopodini - Omophlini‎
Overview of genera
AlleculaBolbostethaBorbochara – Borboresthes – Charisius – Copistethus – Cteniopinus – Cteniopus – Gastrhaema – Gerandryus – GonoderaHeliotaurusHymenalia – Hymenophorus – HymenorusIsomiraJaklia – Kralia – Liodocistela – Litopous – Lystronichus – Megischia – Megischina – Microsthes – MycetocharaOmedes – Omophlina – Omophlus – Paracistela – Podonta – Prionychus – Proctenius – Pseudocistela – Rhipidonyx – ScaphinionSocotraliaStilbocistelaTanychilusXylochusZomedes – †Jurallecula


Alleculinae Laporte, 1840


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Atlas of comb-claw beetles (Alleculidae) of Russia

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Pflanzenkäfer
English: comb-clawed beetles
日本語: クチキムシ亜科
русский: Пыльцееды

Alleculinae is a subfamily of comb-clawed beetles belonging to the family Tenebrionidae.[1] These beetles are characterized by an oval body, threadlike antennae, relatively long legs and tarsi quite elongated. Their most striking feature, however, are the combed claws of the hind tarsi, that show fine teeth.[2]

There are more than 230 genera in Alleculinae found worldwide, separated into the two tribes Alleculini and Cteniopodini.[1][3][4][2]
See also

List of Alleculinae genera


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