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Genus Macratria

8005680 - Macratria murina Macratria murina Beetle 2011.05.21.3375 - Macratria murina Macratria murina (Fabricius) - Macratria murina strange beetle - Macratria murina Beetle ID Request - Macratria murina Beetle - Macratria murina Beetle - Macratria confusa
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Macratriinae
Genus Macratria
Explanation of Names
Macratria Newman 1838
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), >200 spp. worldwide(2)
Range
e. NA to TX-AZ(1) and worldwide in warmer climes(2)
Habitat
can be very common on riparian vegetation(1), fly to light traps(2)
Food
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)