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Family Anthicidae - Antlike Flower Beetles

Vacusus vicinus (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Vacusus vicinus Beetle - Vacusus nigritulus Meloidae? - Stereopalpus vestitus Narrow-necked Grain Beetle - Omonadus floralis  Ischyropalpus nitidulus? - Ischyropalpus nitidulus Sapintus Tecopa-12 - Cyclodinus mono Anthicidae? - Ischyropalpus
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ischalia is now treated in Scraptiidae
Explanation of Names
Anthicidae Latreille 1819
Numbers
230 spp. in 31 genera in NA(1), ~3,500 spp. in >100 genera worldwide, arranged in 8 subfamilies(2) (of which 5 are represented in our area)
Overview of our faunaTaxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Family AnthicidaeOverview of our fauna:
Subfamily Eurygeniinae
Subfamily Anthicinae
Size
1.25-18 mm(2); in our area, 2-12 mm
Identification
Body elongate, ant-like, often [marked with] red or yellow; Notoxinae have a horn on the pronotum
Key covering most ne. spp. and habitus photos in(3)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)(2)
Habitat
Adults generally found on flowers and foliage; larvae are are usually found on or in the soil, leaf litter, rotten wood, under stones, logs or debris, waterbanks and littoral zone, grasslands, deserts, etc.(1)(2)
Food
Larvae feed on decaying vegetation
See Also
Internet References
Anthicidae of Texas - Mike Quinn, 2022
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)
3.The Anthicidae and Ischaliidae of Atlantic Canada
Majka C.G. 2011. J. Acad. Ent. Soc. 7: 50-64.