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Family Silvanidae - Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles

Oryzaephilus - Oryzaephilus mercator Ahasverus spp. - Ahasverus Silvanidae, pronotum - Silvanus muticus Silvanidae? - Silvanoprus angusticollis Silvanid - Silvanoprus angusticollis Silvanoprus? - Silvanoprus angusticollis Telephanus atricapillus Silvanidae: Uleiota - Uleiota
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Silvanidae (Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until recently treated as a subfamily of Cucujidae(1)
Explanation of Names
Silvanidae Kirby 1837
Numbers
32 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1), ~500 spp. in ~60 genera total(2)
Overview of our fauna
Family Silvanidae
Subfamily BRONTINAE
Size
1.2-15 mm (worldwide)(3)
Identification
Range
Worldwide; most diverse in the tropics(1)
Food
Most appear to be fungivorous, but several are important grain pests(1)
Print References
(4)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
3.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
4.The flat bark beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Silvanidae, Passandridae, Laemophloeidae)
Thomas M.C. 1993. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas 15: viii+93 pp.