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Family Cryptophagidae - Silken Fungus Beetles

small beetle - Caenoscelis basalis Silken Fungus Beetle - Cryptophagus laticollis Tiny Beetle - Atomaria Cryptophagus Cryptophagid - Cryptophagus LRB 3 - Atomaria Silken Fungus Beetle - Cryptophagus Beetle - Antherophagus ochraceus
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)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark, Fungus and Lady Beetles)
Family Cryptophagidae (Silken Fungus Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Cryptophagidae Kirby 1826
Numbers
2 subfamilies, with ~150 spp. in 17 genera in our area and ~600 spp. in 60 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our faunaTaxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Family Cryptophagidae
Subfamily CRYPTOPHAGINAE
Subfamily ATOMARIINAE
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Habitat
decaying habitats with fungal growth, incl. rotting wood, leaf litter, stored products, nests of mammals and social insects, etc.; Antherophagus frequent flowers(1)
See Also
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 genus of Caenoscelini (Cryptophagidae: Cryptophaginae) from California, with two new species
Caterino M.S., Leschen R.A.B., Johnson C. 2008. Col. Bull. 62: 509-523.