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Species Malacocis brevicollis

Tiny Tiny Fungus Beetle - Malacocis brevicollis Tiny Tiny Fungus Beetle II - Malacocis brevicollis Tiny Tiny Fungus Beetle III - Malacocis brevicollis Ciid - Malacocis brevicollis Ciid - Malacocis brevicollis Small Coleoptera - Malacocis brevicollis
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 Malacocis
Species brevicollis (Malacocis brevicollis)
Explanation of Names
Malacocis brevicollis (Casey 1898)
Range
e. NA (NF-FL to MB-KS-TX)(1)(2)
Habitat
various polypores; probably the most common and characteristic North American inhabitant of the orange-brown conks of Fomes robinae, F. igniarius, Polyporus gilvus and other fungi usually included in Phellinus and Inonotus(3)
Works Cited
1.The Ciidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada...
Majka C.G. 2007. Zootaxa 1654: 1–20.
2.A catalog of Coleoptera of America north of Mexico. Family: Ciidae
Lawrence J.F. 1982. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-105. x + 18 pp.
3.Revision of the North American Ciidae (Coleoptera)
Lawrence J.F. 1971. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 142: 419-522.