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Family Smicripidae - Palmetto Beetles

Smicripidae Smicrips palmicola - Smicrips palmicola Smicrips Smicrips texana (Casey) - Smicrips texana Smicrips texana (Casey)  - Smicrips texana Smicrips sp.  - Smicrips
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)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark, Fungus and Lady Beetles)
Family Smicripidae (Palmetto Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Only recently recognized as separate family (1)
2 spp. in 1 genus n. of Mex. (1)
CA, TX, FL-GA (1)
Often found on decaying veg. (1)
Infrequently encountered (1)
Print References
American Beetles, Vol. 2, Chapter 78 (1)
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.