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Genus Cis

Minute Tree Fungus Beetle imago - Cis Minute Tree-fungus Beetle - Cis fuscipes ciid - Cis Ciidae, ventral - Cis fuscipes Coleoptera - Cis hirsutus beetle - Cis submicans - female Cis vitulus - male
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Ciidae (Minute Tree-fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Ciinae
Tribe Ciini
Genus Cis
Explanation of Names
Cis Latreille 1796
Numbers
43 spp. in our area, ~350 described spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
key to spp. in(2)
Range
worldwide (except Africa), incl. most of NA(1)
Food
Polypore fungi(1)
Remarks
some spp. infest commercial dried mushrooms & polypores(1)
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.Revision of the North American Ciidae (Coleoptera)
Lawrence J.F. 1971. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 142: 419-522.