Anthicidae (Ant-like Flower Beetles)

Despite the common name, most anthicids are found amongst leaf litter and detritus.

Subfamily Anthicinae

Genus Anthicus

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Genus Lemodes

Genus Pseudocyclodinus

Omonadus floralis


Subfamily Lagrioidinae

Pending ID

Early October 2015
Adams Beach, Bridport
A number of these beetles were seen walking (quickly) on the beach.

Early October 2015
Adams Beach, Bridport

Early November 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart


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Lea, A. M. 1922. On Australian Anthicidae (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 47: 471–512.

Matthews, E. G. 1987. A guide to the genera of beetles of South Australia. Part 5: Polyphaga: Tenebrionoidea. Special Educational Bulletin Series No. 8, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

PaDIL Narrownecked Grain Beetle pest fact page.

Semmens, T. D., McQuillan, P. B., & Hayhurst G. 1992. Catalogue of the Insects of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industry Tasmania.

Werner, F. G. & Chandler D. S. 1995. Anthicidae (Insecta: Coleloptera). Fauna of New Zealand 34: 1-64.