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Family Cryptophagidae - Silken Fungus Beetles

Silken Fungus Beetle - Atomaria lewisi beetle - Antherophagus ochraceus - male beetle - Antherophagus ochraceus Unknown 2 - Ephistemus globulus Cryptophagus bidentatus Anchicera (Atomaria) - Atomaria Taking a break from Carabids and Hydrophilids! - Atomaria Taking a break from Carabids and Hydrophilids! - Atomaria
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)
Numbers
ca. 150 spp. in 17 genera in our area, ca. 600 spp. worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our fauna:
Family CRYPTOPHAGIDAE
Taxa not yet in the guide are marked (*)
Subfamily Cryptophaginae
Subfamily Atomariinae
Note: Renodesta is a CA endemic genus of 2 spp. described in(2)
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)
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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
M.S. Caterino, R.A.B. Leschen, C. Johnson. 2008. The Coleopterists Bulletin 62(4):509-523.