Lycidae is a family in the beetle order Coleoptera, members of which are commonly called net-winged beetles.
Beetles of this family are elongated and usually found on flowers or stems. Adults are about 10-15 mm in length, while females are a bit larger.The adults of some species are nectarivores while some may have short-lived adult lives during which they may not feed at all. The head is triangular and the antennae are long, thick, and serrate. Most of them are brick-red in colour. They are protected from predators by being toxic. Found in the Eastern United States from New England all the way South to Florida. 
The predaceous larvae grow under bark or in leaf litter.
- Milan Dvorak & Ladislav Bocak 2007. Sulabanus gen. nov., a new genus of Lycidae (Coleoptera) from Sulawesi. Zootaxa 1611:1-24 
- Lawrence, J.F., Hastings, A.M., Dallwitz, M.J., Paine, T.A., and Zurcher, E.J. 2000 onwards. Elateriformia (Coleoptera): descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval for families and subfamilies. Version: 9 October 2005 
- Media related to Lycidae at Wikimedia Commons
- Flickr Lycidae correctly tagged images
- Calopteron discrepans, banded net-winged beetle on the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site
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