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.

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Coleoptera was the most abundant order, represented by five families: Chrysomelidae (92.13% of total Coleoptera), Silvanidae (3.37%), Curculionidae (1.68%), Nitidulidae (1.12%) and Cerambycidae (1.68%).
However, the presence of beetles of the families Hydrophilidae, Staphylinidae, Nitidulidae, and Curculionidae in Heliconia bihai (L) (Zingiberales: Heliconiaceae) was reported in northeastern Brazil by Oliveira etal.
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora pampean-strain VEli (Nematoda): identification and pathogenicity against the strawberry pest Lobiopa insularis (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
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).
La familia con mayor numero de especies fue la Curculionidae con 13 especies, seguida de Nitidulidae con 4, Syrphidae con 3, Drosophilidea, Apidae (Meliponinae) y Phoridae con 2 especies cada una (Fig.
Efficacy of modified hive entrances and a bottom screen device for controlling Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) infestations in Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies.
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Habitat preferences of carrion beetles in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey (Coleoptera: Silphidae, Dermestidae, Nitidulidae, Histeridae, Scarabaeidae).
Los saprofagos en el suelo del bosque estuvieron representados por las familias Forficulidae, Scarabaeidae, Phoridae (2%), Sphaeroceridae (0.3%), Termitidae (0.3%), Nitidulidae (0.2%) y Curculionidae (0.6%).
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.