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Species Mycetina perpulchra

Fungus Beetle? - Mycetina perpulchra Fungus Beetle? - Mycetina perpulchra Handsome Fungus Beetle - Mycetina perpulchra Beetle - Mycetina perpulchra Black beetle with orange spots - Mycetina perpulchra Coleoptera - Mycetina perpulchra tiny beetle - Mycetina perpulchra beetle - 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
Species perpulchra (Mycetina perpulchra)
Explanation of Names
Mycetina perpulchra (Newman 1838)
perpulchra = 'most beautiful'
Size
3.5-4.0 mm(1)
Range
e. NA (NS-GA-AL to MB-LA)(2)
Habitat
Associated with Coniophora arida (Coniophraceae), boletes associated with decaying pine, and other soft species of Agaricales(3)