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Species Omonadus formicarius

Anthicidae? - Omonadus formicarius Anthicidae? - Omonadus formicarius Anthicidae? - Omonadus formicarius Ant-like Flower Beetle - Omonadus formicarius Beetle - Omonadus formicarius Anthicid - Omonadus formicarius
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 Omonadus
Species formicarius (Omonadus formicarius)
Explanation of Names
Omonadus formicarius (Goeze 1777)
3.0-3.5 mm(1)
native to w. Palaearctic, now cosmopolitan; adventive and widespread in NA (throughout so. Canada & US)(1)(2)(3)
mostly riparian situations, occasionally in stored grain(3)
must have been established in NA long before 1895, when Casey produced three junior synonyms of it
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.The Anthicidae and Ischaliidae of Atlantic Canada
Majka C.G. 2011. J. Acad. Ent. Soc. 7: 50-64.