Melyridae

Melyridae

[mə′lir·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The soft-winged flower beetles, a large family of cosmopolitan coleopteran insects in the superfamily Cleroidea.
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Melyridae (Cleroidea) (including Dasytidae, Malachiidae, Prionoceridae, Rhadalidae), pp.
B Elateridae Anchastus asper LeConte Neotrichophorus carolinensis Schaeffer Lycidae Calochromus perfacetus (Say) Lycus lateralis 3 Melsheimer Plateros 2 flavoscutellatus Blatchley Lampyridae Pyractonema angulata (Say) Cantharidae Chauliognathus 17 marginatus (Fabricius) Polemius laticornis Say Tytthonyx flavicollis Blatchley Dermestidae Attagenus fasciatus 1 (Thunberg) Cryptorhopalum 5 focale Beal Cryptorhopalum ruficorne LeConte Cleridae Enoclerus lunatus 2 (Klug) Melyridae Attalus 3 circumscriptus Say Attalus sp.
The 20 records available to me are as follows (sex of asilid bracketed): Coleoptera: Buprestidae ([female]), Coccinellidae ([female]), Dermestidae ([male]), Melyridae ([female]), Scarabaeidae (3[male] 3[female]); Diptera: Muscidae ([male]); Hemiptera: Lygaeidae ([male]), Pentatomidae ([male]); Isoptera: Hodotermitidae (3[male] 2[female]); Orthoptera: Tridactylidae (2[male]).