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Prostomis mandibularis (Fabricius 1801) (22352849828).png
Prostomis mandibularis, adult
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Prostomidae
C. G. Thomson, 1859

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The family Prostomidae is a small group of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name jugular-horned beetles. They are often found in dead wood.[1] The family consist of two genera with about 20 species. Prostomis mandibularis is known from North America. Other species of Prostomis are found in Africa, the Pacific region and East Asia. Species of Dryocora are known from New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania.[1]


  1. ^ a b 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.