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Genus Aphorista

Coleoptera - Aphorista vittata Striped Handsome Fungus Beetle - Aphorista vittata Dark Aphorista sp.? - Aphorista morosa Aphorista vittata Aphorista laeta (LeConte) - Aphorista laeta Handsome Fungus Beetle - Aphorista vittata Beetle - Aphorista morosa What a handsome beetle... - Aphorista laeta
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 Aphorista
Explanation of Names
Aphorista Gorham 1873
Numbers
3 spp. total, all in our area(1)
Range
much of the US and adjacent Canada; A. vittata east of the Rockies & 2 spp. to the west(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
Shockley et al. 2009. Zootaxa 1999: 1-113.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.