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Genus Epipocus

Small medium brown Beetle - Epipocus unicolor Epipocus cinctus LeConte - Epipocus cinctus Epipocus punctatus Epipocus punctatus Beetle - Epipocus unicolor - - Epipocus unicolor Series Cucujiformia - Epipocus unicolor Epipocus - Epipocus opacus
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 Epipocinae
Genus Epipocus
Explanation of Names
Epipocus Germar 1843
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(1), 32 total(2)
Identification
key to spp in(3)
Range
ne. US to Colombia, most diverse in Mexico(2)
Habitat
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.