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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Mycetaeidae

Rotting tree dweller 22 (beetle) - Mycetaea subterranea Rotting tree dweller 22 (beetle) - Mycetaea subterranea Mycetaea subterranea
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Mycetaeidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated in Endomychidae as a subfamily
Explanation of Names
Mycetaeidae Jacquelin du Val 1857
a single (subcosmopolitan) species in our area, 2 genera total(1)(2)
native to the Old World; Mycetaea now subcosmopolitan, another genus in se. Europe/Caucasus(1)
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
Shockley et al. 2009. Zootaxa 1999: 1-113.
2.Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
Robertson J.A., Ślipiński A., Moulton M., Shockley F.W., Giorgi A., Lord N.P., McKenna D.D., Tomaszewska W., Forrester J. ... 2015. Syst. Entomol. doi: 10.1111/syen.12138.