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Genus Ischyrus

Coleoptera - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Beetle - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Beetle - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Four-Spotted Fungus Beetle - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Four-Spotted Fungus Beetle - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Erotylid - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Four-spotted Fungus Beetle? - Ischyrus quadripunctatus Ischyrus quadripunctatus  - Ischyrus quadripunctatus
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 Erotylidae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Erotylinae (Pleasing Fungus Beetles)
Tribe Tritomini
Genus Ischyrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ischyrus Lacordaire, 1842
3 spp. north of Mexico (many more in the Neotropics)(1)
In our area(2):
I. quadripunctatus: e. NA thru S.America; ssp. I. q. chiasticus, sw. US, Mexico
I. dunedinensis: se. US (GA-FL)
I. aleator: sw. US, Mexico
e. US, AZ(1)
on prostrate white polypores on logs and under bark(1)
adults come to lights(1)
Print References
key to species in Skelley (1989)(3)
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.Skelley P.E. (2001) Pleasing fungus beetles of North America: Family Erotylidae
3.Revision of the genus Ischyrus Lacordaire (1842) of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Tritominae)
P.S. Skelley. 1989. Occasional Papers of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Vol. 9.