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Family Cucujidae - Flat Bark Beetles

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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 Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Cucujid series)
Family Cucujidae (Flat Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Cucujidae Latreille 1802
Numbers
7 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 47 spp. in 4 genera worldwide(1)
Size
6-25 mm
Identification
Flattened elongate body, 11-segmented antennae, elytra rounded at its apex, 5 abdominal sternites
Range
represented on all continents except Africa, most diverse in the Holarctic Region(2)
Habitat
adults and larvae usually found under bark of dead trees(2)
Food
adults and larvae presumably predaceous on other arthropods(2)