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EENY283: Southern Lyctus Beetle, Lyctus planicollis LeConte (Insecta: Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Lyctinae)

Figure 1. The appearance of this Lyctus beetle is typical of true powderpost beetles. Lyctines are very small beetles, ranging from 2 mm to 7.5 mm in length. They are generally brown or reddish-brown, as this one is, although they can sometimes be black. The body is elongated and slightly flattened. The head is prominent and is not covered by the pronotum.

Credit: Angela S. Brammer, UF/IFAS