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Genus Mycetophagus

Coleoptera - Mycetophagus serrulatus Hairy Fungus Beetle - Mycetophagus pluripunctatus Mycetophagus serrulatus Casey - Mycetophagus serrulatus Mycetophagidae - Mycetophagus punctatus Mycetophagus punctatus Mycetophagidae, dorsal - Mycetophagus punctatus Fungus Beetle? - Mycetophagus pluripunctatus Unknown beetle  - Mycetophagus
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Mycetophagidae (Hairy Fungus Beetles)
Genus Mycetophagus
Explanation of Names
Mycetophagus Hellwig in Schneider 1792
15 spp. in 4 subgenera in our area(1), >40 total
mostly holarctic
wooded areas, on decaying fruiting bodies of mushrooms and fleshy polypores, particularly those that have begun to dehydrate(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.