Cantharidae


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Cantharidae

[kan′thar·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The soldier beetles, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Cantharoidea.

Cantharidae

 

a family of soft-bodied beetles having soft elytra. The body is up to 15 mm long; it is black, brown, yellow, or green with a metallic sheen. The antennae are generally filamentary. The beetles, which appear in early summer, are predators that lie in wait on flowers for their prey. The larvae are covered with soft hairs, which impart a velvety appearance. The larvae, which are also predators, are marked by extraintestinal digestion. They grasp their prey with their sharp jaws and release enzymes into it; this process liquefies the prey’s tissues so that they may be absorbed as food. On warm days wintering larvae may appear on the snow. There are approximately 3, 500 widely distributed species of Cantharidae. About 200 species, including the firefly Lampyrus noctiluca, are found in the USSR.

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Cantharidae and Elateridae; both: Saissetia coffeae, Saissetia oleae, Cycloneda sanguinea, Eriopis conexa, Harmonia axyridis, Olla sp.
Se encontraron 140 individuos de insectos, correspondientes a 28 morfoespecies y seis ordenes: Coleoptera (37 individuos en total; 21 Curculionidae, ocho Chrysomelidae, siete Cantharidae y un Carabidae), Diptera (81 individuos en total; 26 Chironomidae, 23 Sciaridae, 13 Bibionidae, 12 Empididae, 9 Dolichopodidae; cf.
Orden Familia SP RE Especie Especie Coleoptera Cantharidae Chauhognathus scriptus (Germar) Cantharidae sp.
Orden Familia Bosque Arbustal Pastizal Diptera Tipididae 20 19 82 Mycetophilidae 8 9 Culicidae 5 2 Sin determinar 33 101 64 Hymenoptera Braconidae 8 27 16 Ichneumonidae 1 15 6 Evanidae 3 Sphecidae 1 Eurytomidae 1 Tenthredinidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Araneae Tetragnathidae 1 17 19 Theridiidae 2 3 Caponiidae 5 Linyphiidae 3 1 Araneidae 1 Hemiptera Cicadellidae 16 6 Pyrrhocoridae 7 Aphidae 2 1 Delphacidae 1 1 Enicocephalidae 1 Pentatomidae 1 Membracidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Coleoptera Anthribidae 5 3 Curculionidae 7 Lycidae 2 3 Cantharidae 1 1 Sin determinar 2 1 Psocoptera sp.
The most common insect families visiting the inflorescences are: Apidae, Cantharidae, Halictidae, Hesperiidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae, and Syrphidae (Scott, 2005).
Orden Familia Bosque Arbustal Pastizal Diptera Tipulidae 20 19 82 Mycetophilidae 8 9 Culicidae 5 2 Sin determinar 33 101 64 Hymenoptera Braconidae 8 27 16 Ichneumonidae 1 15 6 Evanidae 3 Sphecidae 1 Eurytomidae 1 Tenthredinidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Araneae Tetragnathidae 1 17 19 Theridiidae 2 3 Caponiidae 5 Linyphiidae 3 1 Araneidae 1 Hemiptera Cicadellidae 16 6 Pyrrhocoridae 7 Aphidae 2 1 Delphacidae 1 1 Enicocephalidae 1 Pentatomidae 1 Membracidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Coleoptera Anthribidae 5 3 Curculionidae 7 Lycidae 2 3 Cantharidae 1 1 Sin determinar 2 1 Psocoptera sp.
2 3 100 Apionidae 170 -- -- -- Belidae 2 -- 2 100 Buprestidae 863 -- -- -- Cantharidae 178 5.
SUBORDEN SUPERFAMILIA FAMILIA Adephaga Carabaeoidea Carabidae Cicindelidae Noteridae Polyphaga Hydrophiloidea Hydrophilidae Staphylinoidea Leiodidae Staphylinidae Histeroidea Histeridae Scarabaeoidea Glaresidae Melolonthidae Passalidae Scarabaeidae Buprestoidea Buprestidae Elateroidea Cantharidae Elateridae Lampyridae Lycidae Bostrichoidea Anobiidae Dermestidae Cucujoidea Aderidae Byturidae Coccinclidae Erotylidae Nitidulidae Phalacridae Tenebrionoidea Meloidae Oedemeridae Tenebrionidae Chrysomeloidea Cerambycidae Chrysomelidae Curculionoidea Brentidae Curculionidae Scolytidae
Blattaria Blatellidae Parcoblatta fulvescens (Saussure & Zehnter) Coleoptera Cantharidae Polemius laticornis Say Chrysomelidae Caryobruchus gleditsiae (Linnaeus) ([dagger]) Hemisphaerota cyanea (Say) Neochlamisus insularis (Schaeffer) Unknown Coccinellidae Exochomus childreni (Mulsant) Lycidae Plateros flavoscutellatus Blatchley ([dagger]) Scarabaeidae Boreocanthon probus (Germar) Diplotaxis bidentata LeConte ([dagger]) Euphoria limbalis Fall ([dagger]) Hypotrichia spissipes LeConte * Onthophagus hecate blatchleyi Brown Phyllophaga elizoria Saylor * Phyllophaga elongata (Linell) * Serica frosti Dawson * Trigonopeltastes floridana (Casey) *([dagger]) Tenebrionidae Hymenorus sp.
Familia Especies Ejemplares Lycidae 2 28 Coccinelidae 4 38 Nosodendriniidae 2 4 Carabidae 1 1 Cantharidae 3 7 Elateridae 2 2 Lampiridae 1 1 Staphilinidae 1 1 Tabla 3.