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Subfamily Cryptophaginae

small beetle - Telmatophilus americanus Cryptophagid loaded with mites - Cryptophagus laticollis Tiny Beetle - Cryptophagus beetle - Telmatophilus - female Cryptophagidae, pronotum - Cryptophagus setulosus Fungus Beetle? - Cryptophagus - male Epuraea? - Antherophagus ochraceus - female Modesto-2 - Cryptophagus croeceus
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 (Cucujid series)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Cryptophaginae
Numbers
ca. 50 spp. in 8 genera (of which 30 spp. are in Cryptophagus) in our area(1); 18 spp. in 7 genera in Atlantic Canada(2)
Identification
keys to spp. in(2) cover most of the ne. NA fauna
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(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.Contributions towards an understanding of the Cryptophaginae (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) of Atlantic Canada
Majka C.G., Langor D. 2010. ZooKeys 35: 13-35.