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Family Scraptiidae - False Flower Beetles

Beetle - Allopoda lutea Beetle - Anaspis rufa Beetle - Anaspis rufa Pentaria trifasciata Anaspis? on oxeye daisy - Anaspis rufa Scraptiidae Organish Mordellid? - Anaspis Mordellid?
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Scraptiidae (False Flower Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anaspidinae used to be treated in Mordellidae; what is now Scraptiinae, in Melandryidae(1); Ischaliinae, in a number of families
Explanation of Names
Scraptiidae Gistel 1848
Numbers
~50 spp. in 11 genera in our area, ~500 spp. in 35 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our faunaTaxa not yet in the guide are marked (*); taxonomy follows(3)
Family Scraptiidae
Subfamily Scraptiinae
Subfamily Anaspidinae
Size
1.0-13.5 mm(1)
Habitat
adults mostly on flowers, often en masse; larvae under bark, in dead logs or lichens(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.
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.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.