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Subfamily Xenoscelinae

Loberus impressus beetle - Toramus pulchellus Toramus pulchellus Beetle - Loberus impressus Small, brown beetle with dark marks - Toramus pulchellus Cryptophagus - Cryptophilus seriatus Toramus pulchellus Coleoptera - Cryptophilus integer
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 Xenoscelinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Cryptophilinae, Toraminae, Setariolinae
In NA, includes all the genera treated in(1) as Languriidae minus Languriini
Numbers
17 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1)
Size
2-3 mm
Range
worldwide; in NA, throughout the US and so. Canada
Habitat
decaying plant material, stored grain, cycad cones(1)(2)
Food
sapro-/mycetophagous; some live on cycad pollen and are important cycad pollinators;(1)(2) most probably feed on decaying vegetation and fungal hyphae(3)
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.A new species of Pharaxonotha (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), probable pollinator of the endangered Cuban cycad, Microcycas calocoma
Chaves R., Genaro J.A. 2005. Insecta Mundi 19: 143-150.
3.A catalog of the Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Family Languriidae
Lawrence J.F., Vaurie P. 1983. USDA handbook no. 529-92: x + 12 pp.