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Family Anthicidae - Antlike Flower Beetles

a sub-2mm anthicid - Anthicus melancholicus Antlike Flower Beetle - Sapintus lemniscatus Anthicid - Ischyropalpus bipartitus beetle - Notoxus desertus Anlike flower beetle 10.06.29 - Notoxus calcaratus Ant (-like flower beetle) from my dining room - Acanthinus argentinus Ant-like beetle - Anthicus cervinus Notoxus marginatus, lateral - Notoxus marginatus
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.