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Family Scraptiidae - False Flower Beetles

Canifa small Beetle - Allopoda lutea false flower beetle - Canifa pallipes Anaspis atrata? - Anaspis atrata Scraptiid - Anaspis rufa Anaspis nigrina? - Anaspis nigrina - female Pentaria dispar Scraptia?
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Scraptiidae (False Flower Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anaspidinae used to be treated in Mordellidae; what is now Scraptiinae, in Melandryidae(1)
Explanation of Names
Scraptiidae Gistel 1848
~45 spp. in 10 genera in our area(1), ~500 spp. in 35 genera worldwide(2) [prob. an overestimate because of a typo in(3)]
Overview of our faunaTaxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Family Scraptiidae
Subfamily Scraptiinae
Subfamily Anaspidinae
1.0‒13.5 mm(1)
see (4)
adults mostly on flowers, often en masse; larvae under bark, in dead logs or lichens(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.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
3.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P, Bousquet Y, Davies A, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Lawrence JF, Lyal CH, Newton A, Reid CA, Schmitt M, Ślipiński SA, Smith A. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
4.Monograph of the Family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico
Emil Liljeblad. 1945. University of Michigan Press.