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Genus Bystus

Cryptophagidae? - Bystus ulkei Cryptophagidae? - Bystus ulkei Bystus ulkei
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 Anamorphidae
Genus Bystus
Numbers
A single species in our area, ~20 spp. total(1)
Range
widespread neotropical group ranging into se. US(1)
Habitat
rotting logs and logs infested by hard bracket fungi(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.A synopsis of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of Mexico
Arriaga-Varela E., Tomaszewska K.W., Navarrete-Heredia J.L. 2007. Zootaxa 1594: 1–38.