Adults beetles of this family live a very short time, only a few days. Their host is usually a bee or wasp. The first instars feed internally on other insect larvae and as they mature they switch to feeding externally on their host.
Nature inspires awe!
These are some papers that I refer to often:
"How can we be responsible stewards and conservators of threatened habitats when we do not even know the resident fauna?"
Dr. Dan Young
UW- Madison Entomology
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