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Genus Leiodes

Round Fungus Beetle in California - Leiodes Leiodes horni Hatch - Leiodes horni Leiodes assimilis (LeConte) - Leiodes assimilis Leiodes puncticollis (Thompson) - Leiodes puncticollis Leiodes neglecta Baranowski - Leiodes neglecta Leiodes neglecta Baranowski - Leiodes neglecta Leiodes punctostriata Kirby - Leiodes punctostriata Leiodes rufipes (Gebler) - Leiodes rufipes
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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Leiodidae (Round Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Leiodinae
Tribe Leiodini
Genus Leiodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
>70 spp. in our area(1), ~200 spp. worldwide(2)
2-5 mm
Dorsal surface glabrous, with fine striation on elytra, very fine punctures on dorsal surface. Colour: pale red to light brown, rarely obscured. All tibiae with strong spines.
Discrimination from related genera (representatives of which are in the lower size range) needs observation of delicate character of underside, tarsi, etc.
much of the world; absent from Australasia & temperate S. America(2)
subterranean habits; may occur in every type of habitat, excluding swamps.
subterranean fungi