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Noun1.Cleridae - beetles that prey on other insects
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
clerid, clerid beetle - predacious on other insects; usually brightly colored or metallic
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Toledo-Hernandez V, Rifkid J, Corona-Lopez AM, Flores-Palacios A, Leavengood JM (2015) Faunistic composition of Cleridae (Coleoptera) in El Limon de Cuauchichinola, Morelos, Mexico.
The insects are the first organisms to detect and colonize dead animals, being present in every phase of the decomposition process (Carvalho, Thyssen, Linhares, & Palhares, 2000); among them, the most frequently used in forensic studies are the dipterous belonging to the families Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae (Rosa & Oliveira-Costa, 2013) and the Coleoptera families Dermestidae, Silphidae and Cleridae (Smith, 1986).
Wood (1982) also cited the coleopteran families Cleridae, Colydiidae (= Zopheridae), Cucujidae, Elateridae, Histeridae, Cybocephalidae, Rhizophagidae (Monotomidae), Staphylinidae, and Trogositidae as reported by Chamberlin (1939) as major predators of Scolytidae.
0 Cleridae Necrobia rufipes DeGeer 20 Histeridae Euspilotus lacordairei 30 Marseul Euspilotus ornatus 15 Blanchard Euspilotus patagonicus 0 Blanchard Euspilotus modestus 0 Erichson Staphylinidae Creophilus maxillosus 0 Linnaeus Philonthus Stephens 0 Staphylinidae sp.
impluviata was accentuated after the fourth instar, when they become more easier targets to predators such as larvae of beetles of the family Cleridae, which accounted for 80% of predation, besides the predation by birds on mature larvae and pupae (Costa et al.
The Cleridae are represented by Necrobia rufipes De Geer, an omnivorous species that, once the succession started, likely came to the carrion in order to feed on dipterous eggs or larvae.
Mimodromius (Cobosia) punctaticeps Liebke Notiobia (Anisotarsus) chalcites (Germar) Selenophorus sp Tetragonoderus chilensis (Dejean) Trirammatus (Fe rionomorpha) striatulus (Fabricius) Cleridae Necrobia rufipes (De Geer) Cleridae sp.
Two new species of Cleridae (Coleoptera) from a Costa Rican cloud forest.
virescens, but occasionally flowers were visited by other arthropods, including: Neuroptera (Hemerobiidae), Orthoptera (Gryllacrididae), Coleoptera (Alleculidae, Cerambycidae, Cleridae, Tenebrionidae), Lepidoptera (Pyralidae), and Araneae.
15 Coleoptera Cleridae Necrobia rufipes 16 Coleoptera Histeridae * 17 Coleoptera Dermestidae * 17 Diptera Drosophilidae Drosophila spp.