False Flower Beetles


Summary 3

The family Scraptiidae is a small group of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name false flower beetles. These beetles are very common and easily confused with members of the related family Mordellidae.

SoCal Status 4

Known Species per The California Beetle Database .
Anaspis atrata
Anaspis collaris
Anaspis duryi
Naucles pusio
Pentaria fuscula
Pentaria nubilis
Pentaria trifasciata

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  1. (c) flyman13, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/69610519@N08/10776677545/
  2. (c) Stanislav Krejčík, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.biolib.cz/IMG/GAL/71405.jpg
  3. Adapted by BJ Stacey from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scraptiidae
  4. (c) BJ Stacey, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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