Histeridae


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Histeridae

[hi′ster·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The clown beetles, a large family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Histeroidea.
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The families with aquatic habits were Hydrophilidae and Elmidae (both Coleoptera), whereas the family with semiaquatic habits was Nitidulidae and those with terrestrial habits were Chrysomelidae, Staphylinidae, Histeridae, Curculionidae, and Scarabaeidae (all Coleoptera).
There were 15 families of insects: Carabidae, Chelonariidae, Chrysomelidae, Dytiscidae, Histeridae, Passalidae, Scarabaeidae, Tenebrionidae, Blattidae, Apidae, Apoidae, Formicidae, Vespidae, Termitidae and Gryllotalpidae used by sun bear in their diet.
6 (A) 37 Euspilotus lacordairei 0 Marseul (A) Histeridae Euspilotus modestus 1 Erichson (A) Euspilotus ornatus 1 Blanchard (A) Creophilus maxillosus 5 Linnaeus (A) Staphylinidae Philonthus rubromaculatus 1 Bernhauer (A) Philonthus rectangularis 0 Leech (A) Philonthus bonaerensis 3 Bernhauer (A) Philonthus sp.
Species from family Anthomyidae (Diptera), Musca domestica (Linnaeus, 1758), Muscina stabulans (Fallen, 1817) (Diptera: Muscidae), family Sarcophagidae (Diptera), Dermestes lardarius (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), family Histeridae (Coleoptera), family Vespidae (Hymenoptera) were also identified.
Five species (Cucujidae A, Histeridae A, Nitidulidae C, Nitidulide G and Scarabidae A) occurred in large quantities under isolated trees and may be favored by human transformed environments (Table 1).
Habitat preferences of carrion beetles in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey (Coleoptera: Silphidae, Dermestidae, Nitidulidae, Histeridae, Scarabaeidae).
"Rove (Staphylinidae) and clown beetles (Histeridae) hunt for maggots, mites, and other small arthropods living among leaf litter, dung, carrion, under bark, in decaying plant and fungus tissue, and sap flows...Lady beetles (Coccinellidae) consume a variety of foodstuff, especially pollen and molds, but are also predators of aphids, mealybugs and other plant pests."
Los ejemplares de las familias Gnaphosidae, Lycosidae, Oonopidae, Oxyopidae y Salticidae del orden Araneae; Carabidae, Histeridae, Anobiidae (Ptininae), Staphylinidae y Tenebrionidae del orden Coleoptera; y Formicidae del orden Hymenoptera fueron determinados a nivel de especies.