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Genus Sphindus - Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles

LBJ - Sphindus americanus Cryptic slime mold beetle (Sphindidae) (2) - Sphindus americanus small fungus beetle - Sphindus americanus small fungus beetle - Sphindus americanus Sphindus americanus Sphindus americanus Sphindidae - Sphindus americanus Sphindidae, lateral - Sphindus americanus
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 (Erotylid series)
Family Sphindidae (Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles)
Genus Sphindus (Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus needs revision
Explanation of Names
Sphindus Megerle in Dejean 1821
4 spp. in our area(1)
Widely distributed(1)
sporecarps of various slime molds (Myxomycetes), typically in wooded areas where ground is covered with several inches of leaf litter/debris
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.