Phalacridae

Pronunciation:  [Fuh⋅LACK·ri⋅dae]

Common Name:   Shining Flower Beetles

Description:   Phalacrid beetles are small (1-3 mm in length), with clubbed antennae, an oval body, and a very glossy dorsal surface.   They are typically found in the heads of composite flowers where they feed on nectar and pollen.

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Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Clubbed or knobbed antennae
  2. Round or oval in shape
  3. Strongly convex dorsally
  4. Brown in color with a very shiny or glossy appearance

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Order:  Coleoptera