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  Hibiscus Flower Beetle (Nitidulidae family )





Hibiscus Flower Beetle | Nitidulidae family  photo
Sap Beetle in hibiscus flower

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
This species of Sap Beetle is a small oval black beetle with knobbed antennae. The wing covers have some fine hairs.

Other Names
Sap Beetle

Size
length 5mm

Food
They feed on sap. This species was found inside a hibiscus flower. Some species of the Nitidulidae family are horticultural pests.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Nitidulidae
Genus:Nitidulidae family
Species:
Common Name:Hibiscus Flower Beetle