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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Sapintus

Anthicidae with groved pronotum - Sapintus pubescens Antlike flower beetle - Sapintus fulvipes Sapintus lutescens (Champion) - Sapintus lutescens Sapintus sp. 1 - Sapintus - male Antlike Flower Beetle - Sapintus fulvipes Sapintus lemniscatus? - Sapintus lemniscatus Anthicid - Sapintus pusillus   - Sapintus
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
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.