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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Both Miridae and Melyridae have been recorded as common floral visitors of diverse plant species (Mawdsley 2003; Ishida et al.
Astylus quadrilineatus (Germar, 1825) of the family Melyridae was sampled only in the municipality of Cachoeira do Sul, as dominant, very abundant, very frequent and accidental, collected in large quantities only in the flowering period of olive trees.
3 6 Elateridae 8 100 2 - - - Anobiidae - - - 7 100 1 Erotylidae 3 75 1 1 25 1 Hydrophilidae 3 100 1 - - - Bostrichidae - - - 3 100 1 Mordellidae - - - 2 100 1 Melyridae - - - 1 100 1 Ptiliidae - - - 1 100 1 Total 1,421 29.
Ad Cicindellidae Coleoptera/ Anthonomus L+Ad Curculionidae granais Coleoptera/ Lagria villosa Ad Lagriidae Coleoptera/ Astylus Ad Melyridae variegatus Hem iptera/A Bemisia tabaci Ad leyroidade Hemiptera/ Neomegalotomus Ad Alydidae parvus Hemiptera/ Agallia Ad Cicadellidae albidula Hemiptera/ Hypselonotus Ad Coreidae sp.
They mentioned five families in the Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Curculionidae, Melyridae, Melolonthidae, and Chrysomelidae.
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]).
Melyridae [Astylus variegatus (Germar, 1824)], and Meloidae [Epicauta atomaria (Germar, 1821)] were collected from the plant shoots, and 77 beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, from the soil were collected.
Entre las familias de escarabajos que contienen especies antofilas se destaca Melyridae (Gullan & Cranston, 2000 citado en Aguiar-Menezes & Aquino, 2005), la cual fue representativa en este trabajo, tanto en terminos de frecuencia asi como de constancia.
Melyridae (Cleroidea) (including Dasytidae, Malachiidae, Prionoceridae, Rhadalidae), pp.
En este trabajo otras siete familias presentan habitos y habitats que difieren considerablemente de la necrofagia: Archeocrypticidae, Biphylidae, Ciidae, Endomychidae, Hydraenidae, Laemophloeidae y Melyridae.
Las especies de la familia Melyridae son asiduos visitantes florales y en muchos casos son polinizadores eficientes (Di Iorio, 2004).