Anthicidae · mitriavabaliai

  • Notoxidae, Ischaliidae
  • ant-like flower beetles, ant-like beetles
  • Blütenmulmkäfer, Blumenkäfer
  • mitriavabaliai
  • ložņvaboļu dzimta
  • nakwiatkowate Adult beetles are omnivorous, being known to consume small arthropods, pollen, fungi, and whatever else they can find. Some species are of interest as biological control agents, as they can eat the eggs or larvae of pests. Larvae are either omnivorous, predators, or fungus-eaters; the young of one species of Notoxus have been observed boring into sweet potato tubers.

Many members of the family are attracted to cantharidin, which they seem to accumulate and that deters possible predators.