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Family Anthicidae - Antlike Flower Beetles

Anthicidae: Notoxus desertus? - Notoxus desertus golden shouldered anthicid - Ischyropalpus Antlike Flower Beetle - Notoxus calcaratus Narrow-necked Grain Beetle - Omonadus floralis 5010553 Macratria - Macratria confusa Another Unknown Rove Beetle - Omonadus floralis ant like beetle - Malporus formicarius Anthicus cervinus? - Anthicus cervinus
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)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ischalia is treated as a separate family, Ischaliidae
Numbers
230 spp. in 31 genera in NA(1), ~3,500 spp. in >100 genera worldwide, arranged in 8 subfamilies(2) (of which 5 are represented in our area)
Overview of our fauna:
Family ANTHICIDAE
Taxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Subfamily Eurygeniinae
Subfamily Macratriinae
Subfamily Anthicinae
Subfamily Notoxinae
Subfamily Tomoderinae
Size
1.25-18 mm(2); in our area, 2-12 mm
Identification
Body elongate, ant-like, often [marked with] red or yellow; Notoxinae have a horn on the pronotum
Key covering most ne. spp. and habitus photos in(3)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)(2)
Habitat
Adults generally found on flowers and foliage; larvae are are usually found on or in the soil, eaf litter, rotten wood, under stones, logs or debris, waterbanks and littoral zone, grasslands, deserts, etc.(1)(2)
Food
Larvae feed on decaying vegetation.
See Also
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.Anthicidae, Ant-like flower beetles, by D. Telnov (in The Tree of Life Web Project)
3.The Anthicidae and Ischaliidae of Atlantic Canada
Majka C.G. 2011. J. Acad. Ent. Soc. 7: 50-64.