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Subfamily Anthicinae

Anthicidae? - Omonadus formicarius Antlike Flower Beetle - Malporus formicarius Formicilla munda Anthicid - Anthicus flavicans Anthicidae 2 - Vacusus formicetorum Vacusus vicinus (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Vacusus vicinus Anthicus? - Tanarthrus alutaceus 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)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Numbers
by far the largest subfamily, with ~120 spp. in 11 genera in our area(1) (all in the Anthicini), and ~2,500 spp. in 40 genera arranged into 4 tribes worldwide (with nos. of genera): Anthicini (32), Endomiini (1), Formicomini (4), and Microhorini (4)(2)
not yet in the guide: Baulius Casey 1895 (monotypic genus; sw. US)
Range
Anthicini is cosmopolitan, the other 3 tribes are in the Old World(2)
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)