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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Anthicidae
Subfamiliae (8): AnthicinaeCopobaeninaeEurygeniinaeLemodinaeMacratriinae – Notoxinae – SteropinaeTomoderinae

Name

Anthicidae Latreille, 1819
References

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Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A. 2013. Case 3624. A proposal for the rejection of 38 names in ANTHICIDAE (Coleoptera). Bulletin of zoological nomenclature 70(3): 171–184. Abstract Reference page.
Chandler, D.S. 2010: 11.26. Anthicidae Latreille, 1819. Pp. 729-741 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755
Chandler, D.S.; Nardi, G.; Telnov, D. 2004: Nomenclatural notes on Palaearctic Anthicidae (Coleoptera). Mitt. internat. entomol. Ver., 29(4): 109–173. PDF
Lawrence, J.F.; Beutel, R.G.; Leschen, R.A.B.; Ślipiński, A. 2010: 1. Changes in classification and list of families and subfamilies. Pp. 1-7 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755
Levey, B. 1985(1984): Afreminae: a new subfamily of Anthicidae (Coleoptera) from southern Africa. Entomologica scandinavica, 15: 419–422.
I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2008 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark
ISBN 87-88757-84-6, p. 421
Nardi, G. 2008: Miscellaneous notes on World Anthicidae (Coleoptera). Zootaxa, 1779: 1–32. Abstract & excerpt
Telnov, D. & Ghahari, H. 2018. An annotated checklist of the Anthicidae and pediline Pyrochroidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Iran, with thirteen new country records. Zootaxa 4497(4): 451–491. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4497.4.1 Paywall Reference page.
Young, D.K. 1991: Anthicidae (Tenebrionoidea). Pp. 552-554 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.

Links

Ischaliidae in SYNOPSIS OF THE DESCRIBED COLEOPTERA OF THE WORLD
Anthicidae in SYNOPSIS OF THE DESCRIBED COLEOPTERA OF THE WORLD
Atlas of the family Anthicidae of Russia
Zicha, Ondřej et al. Anthicidae – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Blütenmulmkäfer/Blumenkäfer
English: ant-like flower beetles
русский: Быстрянки

The Anthicidae are a family of beetles that resemble ants. They are sometimes called ant-like flower beetles or ant-like beetles. The family comprises over 3,500 species [1] in about 100 genera.

Description
Profile of an anthicid
Members of the genus Anthelephila are ant-like in superficial appearance.

Their heads constrict just in front of the pronotum, forming a neck, and the posterior end of the pronotum is usually narrow as well. Legs and antennae are slender, heightening the ant-like appearance, and the body is sparsely covered with setae.
Biology

Adult beetles are omnivorous, being known to consume small arthropods, pollen, fungi, and whatever else they can find. Some species are of interest as biological control agents, as they can eat the eggs or larvae of pests. Larvae are either omnivorous, predators, or fungus-eaters; the young of one species of Notoxus have been observed boring into sweet potato tubers.

Many members of the family are attracted to cantharidin, which they seem to accumulate and that deters possible predators.
Taxonomy

Synonyms of the family include Notoxidae and Ischaliidae. The earliest known members of the family are from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian) aged Lebanese amber, including Camelomorpha of the subfamily Macratriinae.[2]
References

Telnov, Dmitry (2008). van Harten, Antonius (ed.). "Order Coleoptera, family Anthicidae". Arthropod fauna of the UAE. Dar Al Ummah Printing, Publishing, Distribution & Advertising, Abu Dhabi. 1: 270–292.

Telnov, Dmitry; Bukejs, Andris (2019). "Catalogue and composition of fossil Anthicidae and Ischaliidae (Insecta: Coleoptera)". Palaeontologia Electronica. 22 (1). doi:10.26879/885.

Wikispecies has information related to Anthicidae.

Donald S. Chandler, "Anthicidae", in Ross H. Arnett, Jr. and Michael C. Thomas, American Beetles (CRC Press, 2002), vol. 2

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