Cucujidae


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Cucujidae

[kə′kü·yə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The flat-back beetles, a family of predatory coleopteran insects in the superfamily Cucujoidea.

Cucujidae

 

a family of beetles whose elongate and flat body is 1 to 6 mm long (rarely up to 20 mm). The antennae are filamentous or club-shaped. The beetles are black, brown, yellow, or red. There are approximately 1,100 widely distributed species. In the USSR there are as many as 80 species. Some are predators, and others are omnivores. The beetles usually live and develop under tree bark. They are also found in cracks in trees, in dry wood, in organic remains, and in anthills. Some species, for example, the saw-toothed grain beetle, infest such stored foods as flour, groats, and dried fruits.

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Wood (1982) also cited the coleopteran families Cleridae, Colydiidae (= Zopheridae), Cucujidae, Elateridae, Histeridae, Cybocephalidae, Rhizophagidae (Monotomidae), Staphylinidae, and Trogositidae as reported by Chamberlin (1939) as major predators of Scolytidae.
The most important pests of stored products are in two orders, Lepidoptera and Coleoptera [35] and families such as Bruchidae, Cucujidae, Bostrichidae, Curculionidae, and Tenebrionidae.
1 05-12-99 Cryptophagidae Telmatophilus americanus LeConte 1 07-27-99 Cucujidae Cathartosilvanus imbellis (LeConte) 1 09-29 Cucujus clavipes F.
Newton (Staphylinidae); Charles O'Brien (Curculionidae); Philip Perkins (Hydraenidae); Robert Rabaglia (Scolytidae); Steve Schott (Heteroceridae); Paul Skelley (Anthribidae, Biphyllidae, Endomychidae, Cucujidae & Cryptophagidae); Andrew Smith (Scarabaeidae); Margaret Thayer (Staphylinidae); Michael Thomas (Cucujidae); C.
Family Number Location of Collected Specimens Alleculidae 4 Kiuic Bostrichidae 1 Tabi Carabidae 10 Kiuic & Tabi Cerambycidae 12 Kiuic & Tabi Chrysomelidae 26 Kiuic & Tabi Cicindelidae 11 Kiuic & Tabi Corylophidae 2 Kiuic & Tabi Cucujidae 3 Tabi Curculionidae 6 Kiuic & Tabi Dytiscidae 2 Kiuic & Tabi Elateridae 6 Kiuic & Tabi Endomychidae 2 Kiuic Histeridae 1 Kiuic Hydrophilidae 5 Kiuic & Tabi Lampyridae 8 Kiuic & Tabi Lycidae 3 Kiuic Nitidulidae 2 Kiuic Passalidae 9 Kiuic & Tabi Phalacridae 2 Kiuic Phengodidae 5 Kiuic & Tabi Scarabaeidae 40 Kiuic & Tabi Tenebrionidae 17 Kiuic & Tabi Trogossitidae 5 Kiuic & Tabi
Dec E M L NR Acanalonidae 2 1 2 1 Aleyrodidae 2 16 26 14 Aphididae 383 643 579 539 Bethylidae -- -- 1 -- Bibionidae -- 5 5 -- Cecidomyiidae 11 10 6 9 Chalcidoidea 34 59 83 91 Chrysomelidae -- -- -- 1 Cicadellidae 2 11 17 5 Staphylinidae -- 2 -- -- Cucujidae -- 1 11 -- Dolichopodidae 7 17 4 3 Drosophilidae 3 -- -- -- Ichneumonidae -- -- 4 4 Lepidoptera 1 1 -- 1 Muscidae 8 7 9 30 Nitulidae -- -- 2 -- Phloeothripidae 3 2 4 3 Phoridae 3 16 7 7 Platygatroidae 1 -- -- -- Psychodidae 1 3 10 -- Sciaridae (Bradydia spp.