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Family Silvanidae - Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles

Flat Bark Beetle - Uleiota debilis Uleiota... species? - Uleiota dubia Ahasverus rectus (LeConte) - Ahasverus rectus Flat Bark Beetle 2 of 2 - Dendrophagus cygnaei Silvanid Flat Bark Beetle - Telephanus atricapillus Skinny black beetle - Dendrophagus cygnaei Silvanoprus scuticollis Bark Beetle - Uleiota
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Silvanidae (Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until recently treated as a subfamily of Cucujidae(1)
Explanation of Names
Silvanidae Kirby 1837
Numbers
32 spp. in 14 genera in our area(1), ~500 spp. in ~60 genera total(2)
Overview of our faunaFamily Silvanidae
Subfamily BRONTINAE
Size
1.2-15 mm (worldwide)(3)
Range
Worldwide; most diverse in the tropics(1)
Food
Most appear to be fungivorous, but several are important grain pests(1)
Print References
(4)
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.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
4.The flat bark beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Silvanidae, Passandridae, Laemophloeidae)
Thomas M.C. 1993. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas 15: viii+93 pp.