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Genus Notoxus

Anthicidae: Notoxus desertus? - Notoxus desertus Notoxus marginatus, dorsal - Notoxus marginatus ming - Notoxus calcaratus Anthicidae, pronotum - Notoxus desertus Notoxus 3 - Notoxus nuperus Notoxus calcaratus Notoxus calcaratus? - Notoxus calcaratus Notoxus calcaratus
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 Notoxinae (Monoceros Beetles)
Genus Notoxus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Notoxus Geoffroy 1762
47 spp. in our area(2), >300 worldwide (Kejval 2011)
nearly cosmopolitan, poorly represented in S. America (only in the north) and absent in the Australian Region (Kejval 2011); most diverse in Africa & w. NA(2)
Many spp are attracted to cantharidin and dying meloid beetles(2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of North American Notoxus with a cladistic analysis of the New World species (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)
Chandler D.S. 1982. Entomography 1: 333-438.
2.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.