Nitidulidae

Nitidulidae

[‚nid·ə′dyül·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The sap-feeding beetles, a large family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Cucujoidea; individuals have five-jointed tarsi and antennae with a terminal three-jointed clavate expansion.

Nitidulidae

 

a family of beetles. The body is 1–6 mm long and has a metallic shine. It is widely distributed. There are about 2,000 species, about 500 of them in the USSR. Nitidulidae include herbivorous forms that are harmful to crops (for example, the European pollen beetle, which attacks Cruciferae), predatory forms that destroy harmful insects, such as the larvae of bark beetles, and also forms that live on carrion.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Laemophloeidae Braconidae Eulophidae Formicidae Canoe Creek Curculionidae Scolytinae Laemophloeidae Corylophidae Fort Pierce Curculionidae Scolytinae Cerambycidae Nitidulidae Laemophloeidae Corylophidae Zopheridae Anthocoridae Vero Beach Curculionidae Scolytinae Monotom ida e Anthocoridae Site Species Quantity Austin Cary Xyleborus glabra tus 13 X.
9 Haliplidae 1 Noteridae 1 Staphylinidae 3 3 Leiodidae 1 Nitidulidae 2 Phalacridae 1 1 Coccinellidae 2 Endomychidae 1 Mordellidae 2 Bostrichidae 3 Cerambycidae 1 Chrysomelidae 5 12 Bruchidae 1 Curculionidae 70 81 Scolytidae 12 33 Psocoptera 0.
Three entomophilous syndromes are recurrent among palms: (i) bee pollination (melliotophily), involving the genera Melipona, Apis and Trigona; (ii) beetle pollination (cantharophily), involving mostly Nitidulidae, Staphylinidae and Curculionidae; and (iii) fly pollination (myophily), involving families Calliphoridae, Syrphidae, and Drosophilidae, characteristic of some understory palm species.
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
The research may lead to commercially synthesized "airborne calling cards" that will sucker sap beetles in the Nitidulidae family into field and warehouse traps.
7 Curculionidae 10 2 Dryopidae 2 Histeridae 1 Nitidulidae 1 Scaphidiidae 1 Anobiidae 1 Bostrichidae Chrysomelidae 13 Lyctidae 1 Homoptera 1.
Coleoptera Mordellidae Mordellistena pubescens Coleoptera Nitidulidae Colopterus truncata Coleoptera Nitidulidae Epuraea sp.
Several of the families, such as Carabidae, Nitidulidae, Scolytidae and aquatic beetle families, have not been identified and will be treated in subsequent publications.
schreberiana seed bank is also reduced by insect attack, especially by Nitidulidae (Silander, 1979) and probably ants (Myster, 1994), and by pathogens.
Collops subtropicus 3 Fall Nitidulidae Carpophilus sp.
Nitidulidae (Cucujoidea) (including Brachypteridae, Cateretidae, Cybocephalidae, Smicripidae): sap beetles, dried fruit beetles, pp.