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Anthicinae

Dmitry Telnov
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Containing group: Anthicidae

Introduction

The Anthicinae is the most species-rich subfamily of Anthicidae. 41 genera, 3 subgenera and about 2500 recent and fossil species are hitherto known from around the globe. The Anthicinae are divided into four tribes: Anthicini (32 genera and 3 subgenera), Endomiini (single genus), Formicomini (4 genera), and Microhorini (4 genera).

Many of the Anthicinae resemble ants in their behavior and in exernal morphology. Several groups were found to live in close association with ants (for example, Anthelephila, Pseudoleptaleus). Many genera are canthariphilous (for example, AulacoderusNotoxus).

Characteristics

Frontoclypeal suture present or replaced by a transverse impression or absent in a few groups. Mandibles bidentate apically. Neck is narrow, smooth, 1/4 or less of maximum head width.

Pronotum with anterior collar. Prebasal sulcus distinct in most groups. Mesosternum trinagular or transverse. Mesepisterna separated from ventrite by distinct suture. Metacoxae moderately to widely separated by intercoxal projection.

Elytra more or less distinctly punctate.

Legs with distinct tibial spurs. Tarsal claws simple.

Male genitalia usually with phallobase and tegmen distinct. Penis free. Phallobase can be enlarged and fused to tegmen in most of Microhorini. Sternite IX usually Y-shaped.

Classification

Note: all taxa below are listed alphabetically.

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Scientific Name Anthicus (Anthicus) antherinus antherinus
Location European Russia
Reference Telnov D. 2010. Ant-Like Flower Beetles (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) of the UK, Ireland and Channel Isles. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 23: 99-117, 3 pls.
Creator Kirill V. Makarov
Acknowledgements I thank Dr. Kirill V. Makarov (Moscow Pedagogical State University) for this excellent photograph.
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By D.Telnov
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage imago
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Collection Moscow Pedagogical State University
Copyright © 2007 Kirill V. Makarov
Scientific Name Yunnanomonticola nanzhao
Location China: Yunnan
Reference Telnov D. 2002. Yunnanomonticola nanzhao eine neue Gattung und Art der orientalischen Anthicini (Coleoptera: Anthicidae, Anthicinae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 112, No. 2: 47-50.
Creator Dmitry Paramonov
Acknowledgements Herewith I thank Dmitry Paramonov, excellent wildlife artist (Riga / Latvia), for this habitus drawing
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By D.Telnov
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage imago
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Size 2,64 mm
Collection Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Type Holotype
Collector Bolm
Copyright © 2002 Dmitry Telnov
Scientific Name Anthicomorphus himalayanus
Location Nepal
Reference Telnov D. 2010. Erster Vertreter der Gattung Anthicomorphus Lewis, 1895 (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) aus der Himalaya. - Mitteilungen des Internationalen Entomologischen Vereins 35, No 3/4: 19-26.
Creator Dmitry Telnov
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By D.Telnov
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage imago
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Collection Naturkundemuseum Erfurt
Type Holotype
Collector A.Weigel
Copyright © 2010 Dmitry Telnov
Scientific Name Anthelephila limaria
Location Nepal
Creator Dmitry Paramonov
Acknowledgements Herewith I thank Dmitry Paramonov, excellent wildlife artist (Riga / Latvia), for this habitus drawing
Identified By D.Telnov
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage imago
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Size 5,20 mm
Collection Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Type Paratype
Collector M.Brancucci
Copyright © 2006 Dmitry Telnov
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Telnov, Dmitry. 2011. Anthicinae. Version 06 January 2011 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Anthicinae/66152/2011.01.06 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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