Tribe Chlaeniini

*Note: Only one genus within the Tribe Chlaeniini is found in Virginia orchards.

Genus Chlaenius

Medium- sized or large, elongate- oval or oblong, usually robust, subconvex; antennae inserted beneath a feeble frontal ridge; pronotal lateral setae either slender or wanting; elytra without dorsal punctures, margined at base, sides narrowly inflexed; prosternum not prolonged; metacoxae contiguous; tarsi slender, claws simple; males with first three or four segments of protarsi strongly dilated and with dense, spongy pubescence beneath. When disturbed, these beetles give off an odor that resembles that of leather.