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 ?
A large array of insect visitors were observed on the cones, the most common being sap and rove beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Staphylinidae), and fruit flies (Diptera: Drosophilidae).
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).
9 Chrysomelidae 26 Curculionidae 35 Apionidae 5 Tenebrionidae 12 Scarabeidae 8 Caraboidae 18 Staphylinidae 2 Elateridae 2 Nitidulidae 2 Dermestidae 2 Buprestidae 1 Hymenoptera F.
Habitat preferences of carrion beetles in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey (Coleoptera: Silphidae, Dermestidae, Nitidulidae, Histeridae, Scarabaeidae).
The small pollinator beetles of the Nitidulidae family observed by Moran (1961) and the beetles that feed on pollen and tepals observed by Del Castillo (1994) and Huerta-Martinez (1995) belong to the visit types FN, Fe and Ft.
The aim of this study is to show how Annonaceae supposedly emerged as a beetle-pollinated group, being visited by small fruit-beetles of the family Nitidulidae, which are attracted by an imitative fruit scent of flowers, and how other members of the family adapted to other insects.
Forty-nine (84%) of the 58 matched sequences corresponded to taxa within the order Coleoptera; most (37) of the 49 sequences identified as beetles represented the family Carabidae, with a few from Elateridae (5), Cerambycidae (4), Chrysomelidae (1), Nitidulidae (1), and Scarabaeidae (1).
Nitidulidae is a family with species distributed in various habitats, that feed on materials of different origin such as flowers, fruits, sap, fungi, stored products, decaying and fermenting plant tissues or dead animal tissue (Parsons, 1943; Hayashi, 1978).
insectos capturados Coccinellidae Morfoespecie 1 4 Morfoespecie 2 8 Scolytidae Morfoespecie 1 * 37 Coleoptera Curculionidae Morfoespecie 1 4 Nitidulidae Morfoespecie 1 2 Bruchidae Morfoespecie 1 * 2 Cisididae Morfoespecie 1 * 1 Chrysomelidae Morfoespecie 1 4 Diptera Tephritidae Morfoespecie 1 2 Drosophilidae Morfoespecie 1 * 39 Aphididae Morfoespecie 1 * 28 Hemiptera Membracidae Morfoespecie 1 * 13 Neuroptera Chrysopidae Morfoespecie 1 13 Hymenoptera Braconidae Morfoespecie 1 15 Morfoespecie 2 11 Morfoespecie 3 12 Ichneumonidae Morfoespecie 1 17 Morfoespecie 2 18 Morfoespecie 3 2 Perilampidae Morfoespecie 1 10 Chalcidae Morfoespecie 1 1 Formicidae Morfoespecie 1 52 Chrysididae Morfoespecie 1 2 TOTAL 18 23 297 * Familias en comun presente para el Lote A y para el Lote B.
Tambien se registraron dipteros de la familia Phoridae y Drosophilidae asi como escarabajos de la familia Nitidulidae pero dado que no fue posible tener identificaciones precisas de especie y que no presentan interaccion trofica directa con las especies de Anastrepha y sus parasitoides no se incluyeron en los analisis posteriores.
1998) registraron que los insectos detritivoros alcanzaron el 70% de la abundancia total de artropodos en bosques del Chaco Occidental; destacandose en riqueza y abundancia especies xerofiticas de las familias Tenebrionidae, Nitidulidae y Scarabaeidae.