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Genus Vacusus

Vacusus vicinus (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Vacusus vicinus Vacusus confinis (LeConte) - Vacusus confinis Anthicid - Vacusus confinis Antlike Flower Beetle - Vacusus vicinus Antlike Flower Beetle - Vacusus vicinus 8W19 - Vacusus vicinus Vacusus vicinus? - Vacusus vicinus Vacusus vicinus (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Vacusus vicinus
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 Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Genus Vacusus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Vacusus Casey 1895
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(2)
Range
mostly Neotropical; across NA except the northeast(2)
Habitat
V. formicetorum in nests of Formica ants(2); V. vicinus is common at lights in so. US (D.S. Chandler's comment)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Vacusus Casey (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)
Werner F.G. 1961. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 54: 798-809.
2.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.