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Melyridae Level 1 Level 2





Key Characters (adult)

Soft-winged flower beetles. Mostly terrestrial; a few forms marine intertidal such as Endeodes (pictured). Adults with truncate elytra, exposing much of the abdomen; antennae with 10 or 11 segments; yellow or orange protrusible vesicles present.

Key Characters (larva)

Larvae with spinelike urogomphi, each with a single point; epicranial suture Y-shaped.

Tolerance unknown