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. 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.
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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