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Genus Mycetina

Fungus Beetle? - Mycetina perpulchra Handsome Fungus Beetle - Mycetina perpulchra Endomychidae  - Mycetina perpulchra Red-and-black leaf beetle - Mycetina idahoensis Coleoptera - Mycetina perpulchra beetle - Mycetina perpulchra Endomychidae - Mycetina perpulchra Mycetina perpulchra
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Endomychidae (Handsome Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Lycoperdininae
Genus Mycetina
Explanation of Names
Mycetina Mulsant 1846
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (one eastern, two western)(1), ~70 worldwide(2)
Range
holarctic, Oriental (most spp.), Afrotropical(2); in NA, much of the US and adjacent Canada(1)(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.An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
Shockley et al. 2009. Zootaxa 1999: 1-113.
3.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska