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Genus Sapintus

 Antlike Flower Beetle - Sapintus fulvipes Anthicidae - Sapintus lemniscatus - female Antlike flower beetle - Sapintus fulvipes Sapintus lutescens (Champion) - Sapintus lutescens Sapintus lemniscatus? - Sapintus lemniscatus Anthicidae #1 - Sapintus pubescens Anthicid - Sapintus fulvipes Coleoptera - Sapintus pubescens
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Anthicidae (Antlike Flower Beetles)
Subfamily Anthicinae
Genus Sapintus
Explanation of Names
Sapintus Casey 1895
11 spp. in our area; large genus(1)
2.0-4.0 mm(2)
key to spp. in (3)
worldwide; in our area, e. NA & sw. US (rarely in the Pacific Northwest)(1)
riparian areas(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.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.Neotropical Sapintus, with a general key to species (Coleoptera, Anthicidae)
Werner F.G. 1983. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 85: 405-425.