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Genus Epipocus

Bentsen unknown beetle - Epipocus cinctus Epipocus opacus Strohecker - Epipocus opacus Epipocus punctatus Beetle - Epipocus opacus Epipocus - Epipocus opacus Endomychidae - Epipocus unicolor  Epipocus gorhami? - Epipocus Epipocus, maybe E. opacus? - Epipocus - female
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 Epipocinae
Genus Epipocus
Explanation of Names
Epipocus Germar 1843
6 spp. in our area(1), 32 total(2)
key to spp in(3)
ne. US to Colombia, most diverse in Mexico(2)
under bark, on rotting logs and lignicolous fungi (Auriculariaceae, Sirobasidiaceae and Polyporaceae) and on Boletaceae mushrooms in forests; sometimes on rotting bananas or at lights(2)
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.A synopsis of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of Mexico
Arriaga-Varela E., Tomaszewska K.W., Navarrete-Heredia J.L. 2007. Zootaxa 1594: 1–38.
3.Revision of the genus Epipocus (Coleoptera: Endomychidae)
Strohecker H.F. 1977. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 103: 303-325.