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Genus Trochoideus

An exotic endomychid - Trochoideus desjardinsi - male
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)
Genus Trochoideus
Explanation of Names
Trochoideus Westwood 1833
Numbers
a single (adventive) species in our area, 19 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
pantropical(1); in our area, so. FL (introduced from se. Asia)(2)
Habitat
ant & termite nests(2)
Remarks
member of the subfamily Pleganophorinae Jacquelin du Val 1858 that contains a total of 3 genera (the pantropical Trochoideus + 2 monotypical genera precinctive each to se. Europe & Borneo)(1)
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.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.