Anaspis

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Anaspis
Anaspis.rufilabris.1.jpg
A. rufilabris from Germany
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Anaspis

Geoffroy, 1762
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Anaspis is a large genus of beetles belonging to the family Scraptiidae. These small beetles are sometimes falsely called tumbling flower beetles (Family:Mordellidae) as they occur in large numbers on flowers and have a habit of tumbling to the ground when disturbed. They do not have a vernacular common name, but some recent authors have coined the name, false flower beetles.

Species[edit]

Anaspis frontalis

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References[edit]

  • "Anaspis Geoffroy, 1762". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 2007-08-05.
  • "Nomina Insecta Nearctica". 1998. Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2007-08-05.