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Genus Ischyrus

Pale Form - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Pleasing Fungus Beetle - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Four-Spotted Fungus Beetle - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Ischyrus quadripunctatus Four-spotted Fungus Beetle and Larvae? - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Chrysomelidae? - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Unknown - Ischyrus quadripunctatus beetle - Ischyrus quadripunctatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Erotylid series)
Family Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Tritomini
Genus Ischyrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ischyrus Lacordaire, 1842
Numbers
3 spp. north of Mexico (many more in the Neotropics)(1)
In our area(2):
I. quadripunctatus: e. NA thru S.America; ssp. I. q. chiasticus, sw. US, Mexico
I. dunedinensis: se. US (GA-FL)
I. aleator: sw. US, Mexico
Range
e. US, AZ(1)
Habitat
on prostrate white polypores on logs and under bark(1)
Remarks
adults come to lights(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Skelley P.E. (2001) Pleasing fungus beetles of North America: Family Erotylidae