Darkling Beetles

Tenebrionidae

Summary 6

Darkling beetles are a family of beetles found worldwide, estimated at more than 20,000 species. Many of the beetles have black elytra, hence their common name. Apart from the 9 subfamilies listed here, the tribe Opatrini of the Tenebrioninae is sometimes considered a distinct family, and/or the Pimeliinae are included in the Tenebrioninae as a tribe Pimeliini.

SoCal Status 7

Known Species per The California Beetle Database .
Alaephus gracilis
Alaephus longicornis
Alaephus macilentus
Alaephus pallidus
Alaephus puberulus
Alaudes alternata
Alaudes fallax
Alaudes n. sp. 1
Alaudes n. sp. 2
Alaudes setigera
Alaudes singularis
Alaudes squamosa
Alobates pennsylvanicus
Alphitobius diaperinus
Alphitobius laevigatus
Alphitophagus bifasciatus
Anchomma costatum
Anepsius delicatulus
Apocrypha anthicoides
Apocrypha setosa
Apsena barbarae
Apsena grossa
Apsena laticornis
Apsena pubescens
Apsena rufipes
Araeoschizus andrewsi
Araeoschizus costipennis
Araeoschizus hardyi
Argoporis alutacea
Argoporis apicalis
Argoporis bicolor
Asbolus laevis
Asbolus verrucosa
Asidina confluens
Asidina parallela
Asidina semilaevis
Auchmobius sanfordi
Auchmobius sublaevis
Batuliodes rotundicollis
Batulius setosus
Bius estriatus
Blapstinus brevicollis
Blapstinus castaneus
Blapstinus coronadensis
Blapstinus dilatatus
Blapstinus discolor
Blapstinus histricus
Blapstinus pulverulentus
Blapstinus substriatus
Blapstinus sulcatus
Cerenopus concolor
Cheirodes californica
Chilometopon abnorme
Chilometopon brachystomum
Chilometopon microps
Chilometopon pallidum
Cibdelis bachei
Cnemodinus testaceus
Coelocnemis californica
Coelocnemis magna
Coelocnemis sulcata
Coelus ciliatus
Coelus globosus
Coelus pacificus
Conibiosoma elongatum
Conibius seriatus
Coniontis abdominalis
Coniontis elliptica
Coniontis globulina
Coniontis integer
Coniontis lamentabilis
Coniontis lata
Coniontis parviceps
Coniontis robusta
Coniontis santarosae
Coniontis subpubescens
Coniontis vandykei
Coniontis viatica
Corticeus hatchi
Corticeus opaculus
Corticeus praetermissus
Corticeus substriatus
Cryptadius inflatus
Cryptoglossa muricata
Cryptoglossa variolosa
Cynaeus angustus
Cynaeus depressus
Diaperis californica
Edrotes arens
Edrotes ventricosus
Eleodes acuticauda
Eleodes armata
Eleodes bishopensis
Eleodes blanchardii
Eleodes californica
Eleodes carbonarius
Eleodes consobrina
Eleodes dentipes
Eleodes gigantea
Eleodes gracilis
Eleodes grandicollis
Eleodes granosa
Eleodes inculta
Eleodes lariversi
Eleodes littoralis
Eleodes marginata
Eleodes neotomae
Eleodes nigropilosa
Eleodes osculans
Eleodes quadricollis
Eleodes scabripennis
Eleodes scabrosa
Eleodes schlingeri
Eleodes subcylindricus
Eleodes subnitens
Eleodes subvestita
Embaphion depressum
Epantius obscurus
Eupsophulus castaneus
Eurymetopon rufipes
Eusattus difficilis
Eusattus dilatatus
Eusattus dubius
Eusattus muricatus
Eusattus politus
Eusattus robustus
Gnathocerus maxillosus
Gondwanocrypticus platensis
Helops angustus
Helops attenuatus
Helops bachei
Helops blaisdelli
Helops californicus
Helops confluens
Helops discipula
Helops edwardsi
Helops fresnoensis
Helops opacus
Helops rufipes
Helops rugicollis
Helops rugulosus
Helops stenotrichoides
Hylocrinus longulus
Hylocrinus oblongulus
Hylocrinus piceus
Hymenorus exiguus
Hymenorus fusculus
Hymenorus fusicornis
Hymenorus infuscatus
Hymenorus irritus
Hymenorus jacobinus
Hymenorus parvus
Hymenorus punctatissimus
Hymenorus punctulatus
Hymenorus thoracicus
Iphthiminus laevissimus
Iphthiminus serratus
Isomira comstocki
Isomira damnata
Isomira luscitiosa
Isomira variabilis
Latheticus oryzae
Latheticus prosopis
Lepidocnemeplatia sericea
Mecysmus angustus
Megeleates sequoiarum
Melanastus obesus
Melanastus thoracicus
Metaclisa marginalis
Metopoloba pruinosa
Metoponium bicolor
Metoponium convexicolle
Metoponium cylindricum
Metoponium fusculum
Metoponium insulare
Metoponium integer
Micromes maritimus
Micromes ovipennis
Microschatia inaequalis
Mycetochara procera
Mycetochara pubipennis
Mycotrogus angustus
Myrmechixenis latridioides
Neatus tenebrioides
Nocibiotes crassipes
Nocibiotes granulatus
Notibius laticeps
Notibius puberulus
Notibius puncticollis
Nyctoporis carinata
Phaleria debilis
Phaleria rotundata
Philolithus actuosus
Philolithus carinata
Platydema oregonense
Pseudocistela opaca
Schizillus laticeps
Scotobaenus parallelus
Statira dumalis
Statira latitator
Statira pluripunctata
Stenochidus cyanescens
Stenochidus gracilis
Stenomorpha angulatus
Stenomorpha cressoni
Stenomorpha lecontei
Stenomorpha marginatus
Stethasida angustula
Stethasida brevipes
Stethasida discreta
Stethasida longula
Stethasida muricatula
Stethasida obsoleta
Stethasida tenax
Stibia imperialis
Stibia puncticollis
Telabis fidelis
Telabis incisa
Telabis opacella
Telabis serrata
Telabis sodalis
Tenebrio molitor
Tenebrio obscurus
Tonibius sulcatus
Tribolium brevicorne
Tribolium castaneum
Tribolium confusum
Trichiasida gabbi
Trichiasida hirsuta
Trichiasida hispidula
Trichiasida impetrata
Trichiasida lineatopilosa
Trichoton sordidum
Triorophus laevis
Triorophus rugiceps
Triphalopsis californicus
Trogloderus costatus
Typhlusechus singularis
Ulus crassus

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