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Family Mauroniscidae

Mectemycor Mauroniscidae Mecomycter omalinus - Mectemycor Mauroniscidae Mecomycter omalinus - Mectemycor Beetles on sunflower Melyridae? - Mecomycter majeri Melyridae, Wondering if Mycteridae... Melyridae from Box Canyon Melyridae from Box Canyon
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Mauroniscidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated in the Melyridae: Dasytinae
Explanation of Names
Mauroniscidae Majer 1995
Numbers
8 spp. in 3 genera in our area, 26 spp. in 5‒6 genera total(1)(2)
Size
2‒4.5 mm(3)
Range
New World: sw. US (to WY‒KS) to Chile & Argentina(4)(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Comprehensive phylogeny of the Cleroidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Gimmel M.L., Bocakova M., Gunter N.L., Leschen R.A.B. 2019. Sys. Entomol. 44: 527-558.
3.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
4.Synopsis of the described Coleoptera of the world