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COLEOPTERA, Lycidae --  <Images> & <Juveniles>


Please refer also to the following link for details on this group:


                  Lycidae = Link 1


          These are also known as the "net-winged" beetles."  The species are elongated and usually found on flowers or stems. Adults of some species feed on nectar while some adults are short lived and may not feed at all. The head is triangular and the antennae are long, thick, and serrated. Most dark reddish in color. They are toxic to predators which gives them protection.   The predaceous larvae grow under bark or in leaf litter.


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References:   Please refer to  <biology.ref.htm>, [Additional references may be found at:  MELVYL Library]


Dvorak, M. & Ladislav Bocak 2007. Sulabanus gen. nov., a new genus of Lycidae (Coleoptera) from Sulawesi. Zootaxa 1611:1-24


Lawrence, J.F., A. M. Hastings, M. J. Dallwit, T. A. Paine, & E. J. Zurcher.  2000 onwards. Elateriformia (Coleoptera): descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval for families and subfamilies. Version: 9th October 2005