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Family Laemophloeidae - Lined Flat Bark Beetles

Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Charaphloeus unnamed Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Charaphloeus unnamed Lined Flat Bark Beetle - Charaphloeus unnamed Tiny beetle - Dysmerus basalis - female Deinophloeus impressifrons (Schaeffer) - Deinophloeus impressifrons - male Laemophloeus - Laemophloeus fasciatus beetle - Laemophloeus biguttatus - male Laemophloeus? - Laemophloeus fasciatus
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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Laemophloeidae (Lined Flat Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Laemophloeidae Ganglbauer 1899
52 spp. in 13 genera in our area, ~430 spp. in 37 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our fauna:
1-5 mm (mostly 1.5-3 mm)(1)
body usually flattened, head and pronotum with sublateral lines, elytral cells, long antennae(1)
most US spp. illustrated in(3)
worldwide; most diverse in tropics(1)
forested areas (under bark); stored grain(1)
apparently, mostly fungus; some predacious on bark beetles; stored grain (several spp are important pests)(1)
The larvae of some Cryptolestes are unique among insects in having paired prosternal silk glands with which the spin a cocoon within which they pupate(1)
Print References
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.Thomas M.C. (2003) Laemophloeidae of Florida
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.