Scydmaenidae


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Scydmaenidae

[sid′mē·nə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The antlike stone beetles, a large cosmopolitan family of the Coleoptera in the superfamily Staphylinoidea.
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For other families of beetles such as Leptodiridae, Nitidulidae and Scydmaenidae, their presence in the ant colonies is part of their diagnosis (Arnett et al.
Good-bye Scydmaenidae, or why the ant-like stone beetles should become megadiverse Staphylinidae sensu latissimo (Coleoptera).
Los Coleopteros se agruparon en 10 familias: Carabidae, Cucujidae, Curculionidae, Elateridae, Lampyridae, Melolonthidae, Ptillidae, Sco lytidae, Scydmaenidae, Staphylinidae; los Dipteros en tres familias (Bibionidae, Chironomidae, Tipulidae); los Isopodos en dos familias (Oniscidae, Porcellionidae).
Los predadores, representados especialmente por Aracneida y Coleoptera de la clase Arachnida y de las familias Staphylinidae, Carabidae y Scydmaenidae, controlan la densidad poblacional de la comunidad bioedafica; su presencia oscila entre el 37.
We used multiple regression, as before, grouping beetle responses by a single factor, family, with 16 categories, one for each family: (1) Anobiidae, (2) Bostrichidne, (3) Carabidae, (4) Corylophidae, (5) Cryptophagidae, (6) Curculionidae, (7) Elateridne, (8) Lathridiidae, (9) Leiodidae, (10) Oedemeridae, (11) Pselaphidae, (12) Ptiliidae, (13) Scarabaeidae, (14) Scydmaenidae, (15) Staphylinidae, and (16) Tenebrionidae.
Dominant beetle families in the assemblage were Staphylinidae (particularly the subfamilies Pselaphinae, Aleocharinae, Paederinae, and Osoriinae), Scydmaenidae, Ptiliidae, and Curculionidae (particularly Scolytinae and Curculioninae), with 50-150 species each (Appendix A).
Larvae of the Scydmaenidae (ant beetles) resemble woodlice and are oribatid specialists.
563 Melyridae * 1 Mycetophagidae 651 Nitidulidae 582 Phalacridae 18 Ptiliidae 148 Scarabaeidae 203 Scydmaenidae 3 Silphidae 741 Silvanidae 76 Staphylinidae 10.