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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Mauroniscidae

Mecomycter - Mecomycter omalinus Mecomycter - Mecomycter omalinus Mectemycor Unknown beetle - Dasyrhadus impressicollis Melyridae? - Mecomycter majeri Melyridae, Wondering if Mycteridae... Melyridae in desert Coleoptera
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
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