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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Phalacridae
Leach, 1815
Olibrus liquidus

The Phalacridae are a family of beetles commonly called the shining flower beetles. They are often found in composite flowers. They are oval-shaped, usually tan, and about 2 mm in length.[1]

Worldwide there are about 638 species in 52 genera.[2]



Dr Richard T. Thompson, R.E.S Handbooks Volume 5 Part 5b: Coleoptera - Phalacridae, 1958.


  1. ^ Borror, Donald J.; Triplehorn, Charles A.; Johnson, Norman F (1989). An Introduction to the Study of Insects (Print (HB)) (6th ed.). Fort Worth, Texas: Saunders College Pub. p. 800. ISBN 0-03-025397-7. 
  2. ^ Matthew L. Gimmel (15 September 2008). "World checklist of valid names in Phalacridae". Louisiana State Arthropod Museum. Retrieved 24 June 2010.