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matter; a few live in ant nests. They are at times fairly numerous, and occasionally fly in numbers at dusk.

ANTLIKE STONE BEETLES Family Scydmaenidae

Identification: Form characteristic: antlike, FW oval, head and pronotum slender, long-legged. FW shiny, with sparse pubescence. Antennae slightly clubbed. Brownish or reddish brown. 1-5 mm.

These beetles occur under bark, in tree holes, under logs, in decaying vegetation, in moss, under stones, and in ant and termite nests. Because of their secretive habits they are seldom observed, but they sometimes fly about in large numbers at twilight. Verv little is known about the habits of the larvae.

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