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Genus Macratria

Small, brown, hairy beetle - Macratria murina Macratria - Macratria murina Poss M. murina - Macratria murina Macratria brunnea? - Macratria undescribed Antlike flower beetle – genus Macratria? - Macratria murina Antlike flower beetle – genus Macratria? - Macratria murina Beetle - Macratria murina Beetle - Macratria murina
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Macratriinae
Genus Macratria
Explanation of Names
Macratria Newman 1838
3 spp. in our area(1), >200 spp. worldwide(2)
e. NA to TX-AZ(1) and worldwide in warmer climes(2)
can be very common on riparian vegetation(1), fly to light traps(2)
adults seem to be polyphagous(2)
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.Telnov D. (2011) Anthicidae, Ant-like flower beetles (in The Tree of Life Web Project)