Sap beetle

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Sap beetle
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Nitidulidae
Latreille, 1802

The sap beetles are a family (Nitidulidae) of beetles.

They are small (2–6 mm) ovoid, usually dull-coloured beetles, with knobbed antennae. Some have red or yellow spots or bands. They feed mainly on decaying vegetable matter, over-ripe fruit, and sap. There are a few pest species.

Common species include:


The family includes these genera:

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