Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order COLEOPTERA

Family LYCIDAE

(Net-Winged Beetles)

(Table of Species)

The Net-Veined Beetles (83 NA spp) are a small family, most of which are associated with woodland. Larvae are predators; adults feed on decaying plant juices. Calopteron reticulatum is the common Net-Veined Beetle found on goldenrods in fields in late summer. Calopteron terminale and Calopteron discrepans? are woodland species. Uncommon to rare species of woodland include: Caeniella dimidiata, Dictyopterus aurora, and Plateros (3 spp).


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