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Family Cryptophagidae - Silken Fungus Beetles

small beetle - Atomaria atrata Silken Fungus Beetle? - Cryptophagus What is the bug on the bee's tongue - Antherophagus Crypto - Telmatophilus typhae Silken Fungus Beetle - Atomaria lewisi Silken Fungus Beetle - Salebius octodentatus - male Telmatophilus americanus? - Telmatophilus americanus - female small brown beetle - Atomaria ephippiata
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
~150 spp. in 17 genera in our area, ~600 spp. in 60 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our fauna:
Family CRYPTOPHAGIDAE
Taxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
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.