Ant-like Flower Beetles-Anthicidae

Ant like Flower Beetles - Anthicidae

The beetles of the family Anthicidae often mimic ants with amazing skill, and have thus earned the name antlike flower beetles. Anthicids of the genera Notoxus and Mecino" torus are notable in that each has a large horn-like process protruding forward over the head from the thorax. The head of the beetle is bent well forward and down and the appendage of the thorax protrudes forward much in the manner of a battering ram. Very little is known about the nature and habits of the larvae of this family of beetles. The adults, however, can be found on many varieties of flowers, in shrubs and foliage, under stones and logs, and occasionally near seashore areas where they are to be seen on sand dunes.


 

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