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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Bothrideridae - Dry Bark Beetles

Dry bark beetle - Bothrideres cryptus Bothrideres geminatus (Say) - Bothrideres geminatus Dry bark beetle 10.03.21 - Bothrideres cryptus Dry bark beetle 10.03.21 - Bothrideres cryptus Sosylus costatus or extensus ??? - Sosylus extensus Lyctus? - Bothrideres geminatus beetles in bark - Prolyctus exaratus Bothrideres sp. 1 - Bothrideres
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Bothriderid group)
Family Bothrideridae (Dry Bark Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated in Colydiidae; revised in(1)
as defined in(2), only contains members of the Bothriderinae
Explanation of Names
Bothrideridae Erichson 1845
Numbers
14 spp. in 5 genera of 2 tribes in our area(3), 27 genera total(2)
Size
1.5-13 mm(3)
Range
worldwide(3)
Food
some are ectoparasites of larvae & pupae of wood-boring beetles, others feed on fungi or prey upon ambrosia beetle larvae(3)
See Also
Works Cited
1.The Bothrideridae and Colydiidae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Clavicornia and Heteromera)
Stephan K.H. 1989. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. xii, 65 p.
2.Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Robertson J.A., Ślipiński A., Moulton M., Shockley F.W., Giorgi A., Lord N.P., McKenna D.D., Tomaszewska W., Forrester J. ... 2015. Syst. Entomol. doi: 10.1111/syen.12138.
3.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.