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Family Cucujidae - Flat Bark Beetles

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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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cucujidae (Flat Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Cucujidae Latreille 1802
7 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 47 spp. in 4 genera worldwide(1)
6-25 mm
Flattened elongate body, 11-segmented antennae, elytra rounded at its apex, 5 abdominal sternites
represented on all continents except Africa, most diverse in the Holarctic Region(2)
adults and larvae usually found under bark of dead trees(2)
adults and larvae presumably predaceous on other arthropods(2)