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Family Scraptiidae - False Flower Beetles

Naucles tiny beetle - Canifa False Flower Beetles - Anaspis rufa False Flower Beetle? - Canifa Scraptiid - Anaspis flavipennis Tiny Beetle - Tumbling Flower? - Anaspis Anaspis? - Anaspis sericea Small Brown Beetle - Anaspis rufa
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 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
Numbers
~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
Size
1.0-13.5 mm(1)
Habitat
adults mostly on flowers, often en masse; larvae under bark, in dead logs or lichens(1)
Print References
Liljeblad, E. 1945. Monograph of the family Mordellidae (Coleoptera) of North America, North of Mexico. Miscellaneous Publications No. 62, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 229 pp. (4)
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. et al. 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.