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Family Mycteridae - Palm and Flower Beetles

Lacconotus Sp? - Lacconotus pinicola - male yucca beetle - Mycterus quadricollis - male - female Lacconotus punctatus LeConte - Lacconotus punctatus Yucca flower beetle - Mycterus quadricollis Skinny Beetle - Hemipeplus microphthalmus Lakehead-1 - Mycterus concolor Lakehead-2 - Mycterus canescens Rusty Brown Flower Beetle - Mycterus concolor
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 Mycteridae (Palm and Flower Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Mycteridae Oken 1843
Numbers
3 subfamilies, with 12 spp. in 3 genera of in our area and ~160 spp. in 30 genera worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide(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.