Family: Clambidae

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Superfamily: Eucinetoidea

Tiny beetles (< 2 mm long) that live in leaf litter. Adults have the ability to roll into a ball by folding the head against the sternum. Two genera (one introduced) and three species are known from southern Africa but there are a number of species in museum collections awaiting description. 


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