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Family Melandryidae - False Darkling Beetles

Unknown 2 - Enchodes sericea Unknown 2 - Enchodes sericea Unknown 2 - Enchodes sericea Serropalpus substriatus Haldeman - Serropalpus substriatus Melandryidae, ID requested - Rushia californica False Darkling Beetle? - Scotochroides antennatus Synchroidae - Orchesia Orchesia
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Melandryidae (False Darkling Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Melandryidae Leach 1815
2 subfamilies, with ca. 60 spp. in 24 genera of in our area and ~430 spp. in 60 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Overview of our fauna
Family Melandryidae
Subfamily Melandryinae
Incertae sedis Enchodes
Subfamily Osphyinae Osphya
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
wooded areas

Larvae are found under bark or in dead logs with wood-decaying fungi.(3)
fungi and dead wood (in the latter, perhaps also mostly the fungal component)(1)
adults mostly nocturnal and crawl over dead wood and fungi at night(1) (best time to collect them); some come to lights
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.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
3.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.