Family Anthicidae (Ant-like Flower Beetles)

Despite the common name, most anthicids are found amongst leaf litter and detritus.

Subfamily Anthicinae

Genus Anthicus
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Genus Omonadus
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Genus Pseudocyclodinus 
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Subfamily Lemodinae 

Genus Lemodes
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Subfamily Lagrioidinae

Genus Lagrioida
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Pending ID – Anthicidae

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Calder, A., Jennings, D., Slipinska, E. & Weir, T. 2011. Family Anthicidae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 11 February 2015.

King, R. L. 1869. Description of the Anthicides of Australia. Transactions of the Entomological Society of New South Wales 2(1): 1–24.Lea, A. M. 1922. On Australian Anthicidae (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 47: 471–512.

Matthews, E. G. 1987. A guide to the genera of beetles of South Australia. Part 5: Polyphaga: Tenebrionoidea. Special Educational Bulletin Series No. 8, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

PaDIL Narrownecked Grain Beetle pest fact page.

Semmens, T. D., McQuillan, P. B., & Hayhurst G. 1992. Catalogue of the Insects of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industry Tasmania.

Werner, F. G. & Chandler D. S. 1995. Anthicidae (Insecta: Coleloptera). Fauna of New Zealand 34: 1-64.