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Family Smicripidae - Palmetto Beetles

Smicrips palmicola Smicrips Smicrips texana (Casey) - Smicrips texana Smicrips sp.  - Smicrips Unknown Beetle - Smicrips Possibly Family Smicripidae - Smicrips Possibly Family Smicripidae - Smicrips Possibly Family Smicripidae - Smicrips
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Smicripidae (Palmetto Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Only recently recognized as separate family(1)
Explanation of Names
Smicripidae Horn 1879
a single genus with 2 spp. in our area, 6 total(2)(1)
CA, TX, FL-GA(1)
Often found on decaying vegetation(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.
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.