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Family Glaphyridae - Bumble Bee Scarab Beetles

Lichnanthe rathvoni Lichnanthe rathvoni Bumble Bee Scarab Beetle - Lichnanthe rathvoni Cranberry Root Grub - Lichnanthe vulpina Unknown beetle - Lichnanthe vulpina Belden Bee Mimic 1 - Lichnanthe Rathvone's scarabs mating - male - female Lichnanthe sp. - Lichnanthe
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Glaphyridae (Bumble Bee Scarab Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Until recently, considered a subfamily of the Scarabaeidae.
Explanation of Names
Glaphyridae Macleay 1819
Numbers
8 spp. of a single genus in our area, ~80 spp. in 8 genera worldwide, arranged in 2 subfamilies(1)
Identification
Antennomeres of antennal club capable of being closed together; antennal club with 3-7 antennomeres, first simple, not hollowed out to receive second; elytra shortened and widely divergent at apex (except in Lichnanthe lupina), not covering pygidium; eighth morphological abdominal segment with spiracle.
Range
Glaphyrinae are Holarctic, the other subfamily, Neotropical(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.