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Family Glaphyridae - Bumble Bee Scarab Beetles

Lichnanthe rathvoni Lichnanthe rathvoni Lichnanthe rathvoni bumble bee scarab - Lichnanthe rathvoni Bumble Bee Scarab Beetle - Lichnanthe rathvoni Bumble Bee Scarab Beetle - Lichnanthe rathvoni Belden Bee Mimic 2 - Lichnanthe Some kind of Flower Scarab Beetle? (Trichiotinus) - Lichnanthe rathvoni
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)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
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.