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Mycterus curculioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Mycteridae
Blanchard, 1845

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The family Mycteridae is a small group of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name palm and flower beetles. The family Mycteridae is distributed worldwide. There are about 30 genera and 160 species. About 20 species are found in Australian, species of three genera are found in North America (Mycterus, Hemipeplus and Lacconotus)[1][2]


  1. ^ Hawkeswood, Trevor (1987). Beetles of Australia. North Ryde, New South Wales: Angus and Robertson. pp. 38–39. ISBN 0-207-15352-3. 
  2. ^ Michael A. Ivie (2002). Ross H. Arnett & Michael Charles Thomas, ed. American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2 of American Beetles. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Pollock, Darren A. (2010). "Mycteridae Blanchard, 1845". In Leschen, Richard A. B.; Beutel, Rolf G.; Lawrence, John F. Morphology and Systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). Coleoptera, Beetles. 2. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 693–699. doi:10.1515/9783110911213.693. 
  • Löbl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2008). "Family Mycteridae Blanchard, 1845". Tenebrionoidea. Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. 5. Stenstrup: Apollo Books. pp. 412–413. doi:10.1163/9789004260900. 

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